College Degrees

MS-Child and Adolescent Development

Take advantage of this unique online opportunity to advance your skills and position yourself for leadership in organizations and professions serving children and adolescents. Capella offers the only master‘s specialization in Child and Adolescent Development available from an online, regionally accredited university. The curriculum is designed to provide you with the knowledge, theory, and best practices needed to promote and support the development of children and adolescents. Courses cover such topics as prenatal, child, and adolescent development; familial, societal, and cultural influences; psychological and educational measurement theory; and research methodology. People likely to be interested in this specialization include professionals working in social services, health care, government, and education who wish to pursue leadership positions in organizations that serve children and adolescents.

Residency requirements: None

Note: This specialization may be a good first step for those who wish to pursue a PsyD or PhD, which is generally required for licensure as a counseling psychologist.

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