Master of Arts in Applied Psychology - Developmental Psychology Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Applied Psychology - Developmental Psychology Online

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Advance Your Understanding of the Human Mind and Development by Earning Our Master of Arts in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology Online Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Masters in Applied Psychology degree will equip you for a career where understanding the intricacies of human behavior is essential. Our online Applied Psychology degree program will build upon your passion for helping people, your knowledge of behavior and psychological analysis, and developmental and organizational psychology in domestic and international settings. In-depth study of the human mind applies to many industries, including business, research science, ministry, education because understanding how people learn and grow is important for creating products and services that meet human needs. This makes a study in psychology marketable and practical for many fields. Applied Psychology is also a fascinating area of study to learn how to help people grow and change. If you have the heart for serving others, want to use the keen insight of the human mind to solve business problems, or develop your human services career, this program is for you!

The Developmental Psychology area of study in our online Masters in Applied Psychology degree trains you to apply the study of human thought to specific problems related to how people grow and change as they age. Throughout the Developmental Psychology concentration, you will learn to use empirical research to evaluate developmental issues in patients from childhood to adulthood. The coursework within this psychology degree will strengthen your research skills in physical, mental, emotional, and social domains with a focus on contemporary research in biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional development.


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Masters in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology Program?

Liberty University offers the Masters in Applied Psychology completely online with each course taught from a Christian worldview. Liberty’s goal is to provide students with foundational training in the study of psychology with the goal of glorifying God by understanding and improving human social performance and mental health. Through Liberty University’s online Master's Degree in Applied Psychology, you will be equipped with the written and verbal skills you need to achieve success in your future career helping people or conducting psychological research. Each course seeks to bridge psychological understandings with a biblical worldview. Students will learn about lifespan development and industrial organization within an integrated approach by applying these concepts in real-world settings through application-based assignments and projects. The online Masters in Applied Psychology will prepare you for many human services and psychology research roles, such as program development evaluators, government social services agents, industrial psychologists, and service coordinators.


What Will You Learn in the Online Masters in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology Program?

The core content of the online Masters in Applied Psychology provides a basis for excellent academic research and statistical analysis that will help students engage with an academic scholarship and become valued researchers in their own right. Students in the online Masters in Applied Psychology will study advanced concepts in social psychology, the psychology of thought, and how these studies integrate with a Christian worldview.

The Developmental Psychology area of study for the online Masters in Applied Psychology applies these advanced concepts to the specific issues and aspects of the development of human thought from childhood to adulthood. Students will gain an understanding of the changes to how a person handles stress, life events, biological changes, and social interactions as they grow through stages of life, taking insights from neuropsychology and basing their studies in a Christian worldview.

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Program Highlights for the Online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology

  • By earning your online Masters in Applied Psychology degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete the online Masters in Applied Psychology in under two years.

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Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Master of Arts in Applied Psychology Online Program Format

  • 100% online
  • 36 total credit hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may transfer in if approved and available.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

Online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online Masters in Applied Psychology

  • Developmental Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Social Service Manager
     

Students who graduate from the Developmental Psychology area of study for the online Masters in Applied Psychology will have a flexible, advanced degree that will prepare them for medical and psychology research, hands-on human services roles, and many human resources and mental health support roles in business. Students who complete the online Masters in Applied Psychology will also be equipped for Doctoral studies and academic scholarship and may be able to seek state certification for clinical mental health services depending on state-by-state requirements.