MA in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology Study the Human Mind


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Are you interested in understanding how the human mind works and develops throughout the life cycle? Developmental psychology is the study of the human brain and thought development. This field focuses on why we do the things we do from infancy through adulthood. If you are in this field already or are interested in getting started, our developmental psychology master’s program can help.

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology – Developmental Psychology is designed to help you work with diverse backgrounds of individuals across the lifespan. No matter your current level of experience in the field, our degree is designed to help you meet your professional goals. Use our applied psychology and human development degree to make a difference in the lives of young people.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

There are a variety of developmental psychology graduate programs that you could choose from. But we believe Liberty University’s master’s in psychology stands out. Our mission is Training Champions for Christ, so we strive for excellence in all that we do. This includes raising up ethical leaders grounded in biblical principles. As a developmental psych student, this is of the utmost importance because you will be impacting the minds of future generations.

Here are some additional reasons why our developmental psychology online master’s program stands out:

  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. That means your courses have met rigorous academic standards, and your degree will be well-respected among potential employers.
  • Our flexible, 100% online format means that you can complete your degree while continuing to dedicate time to your family, community, and career.
  • Our professors have real-life experience as counselors and psychologists. They are eager to partner alongside you and share their expertise.

The core content of the online master’s in applied psychology provides a basis for evaluating and applying psychological research. This can help you address real-world problems from a scientific point of view. You’ll study the advanced concepts of social and cognitive psychology as you work toward your Master of Arts in Applied Psychology. Additionally, your classes will be taught from a biblical worldview.

The developmental psychology area of study for the online master’s in applied psychology uses these advanced concepts to help you better understand the specific issues and aspects of human development across the lifespan. Students can gain an understanding of how a person handles stress, life events, biological changes, and social interactions as they grow through stages of life. The insight our professors offer will be given from psychological fields such as developmental neuropsychology and psychopathology – all from a biblical perspective.

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Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
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Military Graduate $275/Credit

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  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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