Graduates with an emphasis in developmental psychology address issues facing individuals from birth to death using a foundation of cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and theological approaches. Learners focus on research, assessment, interventions, and application.
This program prepares graduates for careers in education, social services, mental health, and nonprofit organizations, or the pursuit of doctoral-level education.
This program features 12 classes at 3 units each, totaling 36 units. Each course meets for eight weeks. The graduate learner typically takes one course at a time completing two classes each semester. The major core component is 15 units in length, while the second component consists of 21 units of a chosen emphasis area.
To earn the M.A. in Psychology, adult learners must complete all of the following courses while achieving a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0:
|Core Courses||15 units|
APSY 500Research and Evaluation Methods
APSY 510Tests and Assessment
APSY 550Professional and Ethical Issues
APSY 680Research Project
|Emphasis in Developmental Psychology||21 units|
APSY 560Group Work
APSY 620Behavioral Assessment, Modification, and Management
APSY 630Cognitive Development, Issues, and Interventions
APSY 640Applied Lifespan Development
APSY 650Child, Adolescent, and Family Issues and Interventions