Child Psychology Programs

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Child psychology is a popular sub-field of psychology. Child psychologists specialize in childhood and adolescent behavioral, developmental, and emotional disorders. In addition to physical development, child psychologists are experts in the social, emotional, and mental development of children and adolescents.

More job opportunities are available to child psychologists with PhDs. Many colleges and universities offer bachelor’s and graduate degree programs in child psychology. Some entry-level child psychology jobs can be obtained with a master’s degree.

Below is an editor compiled directory of over 23 colleges and universities offering accredited degree programs in child psychology.


California Lutheran University – Thousand Oaks, CA
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Family and Child Development
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Family and Child Development

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, CA
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Child Development

Saint Mary’s College of California – Moraga, CA
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology – Adolescent/Adult track
Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology – Child/Adolescent track

Albertus Magnus College – New Haven, CT
Programs offered include:
Major in Psychology – Child Development

National-Louis University – Chicago, IL
Programs offered include:
Major in Psychology/ Human Development Early Childhood Education
Major in Psychology/ Human Development Elementary Education
Master of Education in Educational Psychology – Human Learning and Development

Purdue University-Calumet – West Lafayette, IN
Programs offered include:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychological Sciences – Developmental

McPherson College – McPherson, KS
Programs offered include:
Major in Psychology – Child Development

University of Maryland-Baltimore County – Baltimore, MD
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Developmental Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Developmental Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Developmental Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Developmental Psychology – Early Development/Early Intervention
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Developmental Psychology – Educational Contexts of Development
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Developmental Psychology – Socioemotional Development of Children

Boston College – Chestnut Hill, MA
Programs offered include:
Master of Arts in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology – Early Childhood

Eastern Nazarene College – Quincy, MA
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Child/ Adolescent Development
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Child/ Adolescent Development

Pine Manor College – Chestnut Hill, MA
Programs offered include:
Major in Psychology – Child Development

University of Massachusetts-Amherst – Amherst, MA
Programs offered include:
PhD in Clinical Psychology – Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF)

Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI
Programs offered include:
Associate of Applied Science – Applied Child Development

Mississippi State University – Mississippi State, MS
Programs offered include:
Bachelor Of Science in Educational Psychology – Human Development Child and Family Studies

University of Missouri – Columbia, MO
Programs offered include:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology – Child Clinical – Developmental
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology – Developmental Psychology
Master of Arts in Psychology – Child Clinical – Developmental

New England College – Henniker, NH
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Child Development

Southern New Hampshire University – Manchester, NH
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Child & Adolescent Development

Fairleigh Dickinson University – Teaneck, NJ
Programs offered include:
MA in General Theoretical Psychology – Child Development

Kent State University – Kent, OH
Programs offered include:
Doctor of Philosophy in Child and Adolescent Psychology – Cognitive Development
Doctor of Philosophy in Child and Adolescent Psychology – Development in the context of close relationships
Doctor of Philosophy in Child and Adolescent Psychology – Developmental Psychopathology

Oklahoma Christian University – Edmond, OK
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Family Studies/Child Development

George Fox University – Newberg, OR
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Child, Adolescent and Adult Development
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Child, Adolescent and Adult Development

Albright College – Reading, PA
Programs offered include:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Child Development

Washington & Jefferson College – Washington, PA
Programs offered include:
Major in Psychology – Child Development

University of Rhode Island – Kingston, RI
Programs offered include:
PhD in Clinical Psychology – Child/family/developmental Psychology

Mountain State University – Beckley, WV
Programs offered include:
Associate of Applied Science in Psychology of Early Childhood Development