Developmental Psychology Masters Programs

elderly coupleAre you interested in taking a developmental psychology masters degree? This page will help you to find out more about studying online and on-campus, and to locate suitable programs.

Developmental psychology is a broad field.  Some students are specifically interested in development psychology as it relates to infant and children, and so take a masters in educational psychology or child psychology, whilst others are interested in the development of adolescents, or adults, or the elderly.  Also, there are specializations dependent on the approach taken such as cognitive development psychology or social development psychology.

This page is especially useful for students who wish to study their program online, though much of the content also applies for campus study. Many find onlne and distance learning a more convenient option.  If you wish to explore the schools for on-campus postgraduate courses psychology, go to the on campus programs page


Which schools offer developmental psychology masters programs online?

The following list shows the recommended schools for an online masters in developmental psychology (plus other other closely related masters programs):

  • Capella University
    • MS - Child and Adolescent Development
    • MS - Educational Psychology
    • MS - School Counseling
    • MS - School Psychology

Check the other specializations on this site for schools and programs of possible interest.  You can also find more developmental psychology programs using the search box in the right-hand column.


Other specializations of relevance

You may find it useful to consider the programs available in the following areas:

Other schools and programs can be found by using the search box.


What do you study?

A typical developmental psychology degree program at masters level may include the following:

  • Biological Basis of Behaviour
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Human Motivation
  • Research Design
  • Cognitive Development Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Instructional Design
  • Tests and Measurement
  • Psychological Testing
  • The Developmental Approach
  • Culture and Psychology

A thesis may be required in addition or in place of some of the courses.


What jobs do graduates get?

According to the American Psychological Association, psychology is the third fastest-growing field in America requiring a college degree.

One can find graduates with a masters in developmental psychology in management jobs or specialist positions in education, training, testing, or research.  Graduates can find jobs as school psychologists, guidance counselors, educators, or social workers. 

With a job as a school psychologist you could expect a salary of about US$52,000 (


For more schools and programs

Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.

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