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MS in Developmental Psychology

In Walden’s online MS in Developmental Psychology program, you will apply theory, research, and practices in the field of developmental psychology to real-world settings. You will study current topics such as impact of digital technology on human development, the needs of populations, such as LGBTQ and refugees, to make a lasting difference for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of developmental psychology in areas of cognitive, language, social, and emotional functioning across the human development lifespan.
  • Apply principles of developmental psychology theory and research to real-world educational, social, health, and other settings.
  • Describe developmental psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.


In this master’s program in the area of developmental psychology, you can choose from a range of specializations to help you focus your studies on your interests and career goals. Choose from the General Program or from these specializations:

  • Administration and Leadership
  • Adult Development and Gerontology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
  • Health and Human Development
  • Self-Designed

Career Options

With a master’s in developmental psychology, you may work in a variety of settings, such as:*

  • Community or family service organizations
  • Crisis intervention programs
  • Educational settings, including early childhood education centers and child care services
  • Individual, family, and child services organizations
  • Mental health facilities
  • Public and private hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Research, healthcare, or special education coordination and support organizations
  • Senior centers or nursing and residential care facilities

Why Walden's MS in Developmental Psychology Program?

Relevant Curriculum — In this master’s program, you will apply the latest research to timely topics such as development in the digital age and international health issues.
Global Community — Engage and network with faculty and students from around the world.
Career-Focused Specializations — Focus your research on the areas that interest you most.
Exceptional Student Support — Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.
Social Change - Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

For assistance deciding which specialization fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Note on Licensure
The MS in Developmental Psychology degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

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