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Master of Arts in Psychology major in Developmental Psychology

The Master of Arts in Psychology major in Developmental Psychology offers comprehensive and substantive training through scholarly research and actual field practice with emphasis on life-span developmental issues — from infancy to adulthood. Developmental issues and problems as they affect the family structure and dynamics will also be a major focus of the course.

This is a graduate thesis program for students who desire to be professionals in assessment and evaluation, therapy and program development, research, and assessment in developmental psychology.

What Will I Study?

Below are some of the topics and core courses that you will take:

  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Advanced Quantitative and Qualitative Researches for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Theories of Personality
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • Advanced Developmental Neuropsychology
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Advanced Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Socio-emotional and Personality Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Program Development for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Advanced Cross Cultural Studies in Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Health Psychology
  • Advanced Positive Psychology
  • Current and Emerging Trends in Psychology
  • Total Program Units: 64 units
    Coursework: 52
    Practicum: 6
    Thesis: 6

  • Standard Completion Time: 2 years

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This program has Level IV accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). More Information >

Career Paths

A graduate of MA Psychology major in Developmental Psychology can look at the following fields as his/her career options:

  • Psychologist providing psychological services in:
    • Psychological and developmental assessment
    • Program development with specialization in human development and specific life stages
    • Supervised psychotherapy
  • Specialist in human development
  • Faculty in the undergraduate level
  • Mentor and supervisor for MA level
  • Program Development
  • Researcher

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