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University of Pittsburgh School of Education Master of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Master of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology

Pittsburgh, USA

2 Years

English

Full time, Part time

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USD 947 / per credit *

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* PA Resident: $947 per credit, $11,765 per term; non-PA Resident: $1,630 per credit, $19,949 per term

Introduction

The MS in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) builds the skills you’ll need to address the diverse needs of children, youth, and families across multiple settings, including community-based organizations, schools, hospitals, advocacy organizations, residential treatment programs, out-of-school programs, and service agencies. This rigorous four-semester program blends challenging coursework with community-based practice making graduates stand out in the job field.

Quick Facts

  • Program Duration: 2 academic years (4 semesters)
  • Time Commitment: Full-time or Part-time
  • Term of Enrollment: Fall
  • Course Requirements: 36 credits
  • Format: With the exception of a few electives and online courses, ADP MS courses are offered in the evening.
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions; Child Life Priority is given to applications received by March 1.
  • Admissions Requirements: GRE exam not required

Program Overview

Through a blend of research and professional practice training, students in this vital field acquire competencies and expertise in applying knowledge of development and evidence-based practices to address real-world problems in real-world settings. Applied developmentalists are experts in interdisciplinary collaboration; they use their knowledge of current research and evidence-based methods to design, implement, and evaluate innovative interventions and programs for children, youth and families; they emphasize principles of positive psychology to promote the success of all children and youth, especially those who are at developmental risk and/or have developmental/learning difficulties.

Concentrations

Students can choose from five specializations:

  • Applied Research Methods for Child and Youth Serving Organizations
  • Behaviorial Health in Schools and Communities
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs with Child Life Option
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Child Youth Development

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