Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Development
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Program Details

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers a master’s degree in Applied Child and Adolescent Development that focuses on using developmental science to address the needs of youth in advocacy, community, and healthcare settings

Coursework includes studies of advanced developmental psychology, cognitive and biological development, and social and emotional development. Students in this online master’s in psychology will also explore research methods and ethics in the social sciences. Graduates will acquire the field experience and strategies needed to be able to successfully put theory into practice.

Three specialization tracks are available to students:

  • Infant and early childhood mental health
  • Child life
  • Individualized studies


  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Diversity statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission