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Twin Cities Campus

Child Psychology M.A.

Institute of Child Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Institute of Child Development, 154 Child Development Building, 51 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-0526; fax: 612-624-6373)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Note: The Institute of Child Development does not offer admission for this master's degree. Students may choose to complete this master's degree (Plan B) during their progress toward the PhD. See the Child Psychology PhD for more information.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Note: The Institute of Child Development does not offer admission for this master's degree. Students may choose to complete this master's degree (Plan B) during their progress toward the Ph.D. See the Child Psychology Ph.D. for more information.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan B: Plan B requires 22 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is written. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:The Plan B project is written.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Major Courses
CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4.0 cr)
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
CPSY 8304 - Developmental Research Methods (3.0 cr)
CPSY 8307 - Prelim Seminar (1.0 cr)
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
Special Topics and Advanced Seminars (4 credits)
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CPSY 8360 - Special Topics in Developmental Psychology (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8660 - Advanced Developmental Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
Plan B Project Credits
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CPSY 8994 - Research Problems in Child Psychology (1.0-6.0 cr)
 
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CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language development, and biological bases of each. Conceptual framework of research issues. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8304 - Developmental Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of research strategies and designs for conducting research in developmental psychology, as well as strengths and weaknesses of each. Students will learn to (a) communicate about empirical research, (b) critically review methods used in empirical studies, and (c) design research to maximize knowledge gained, while recognizing its limitations.
CPSY 8307 - Prelim Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepare for written preliminary examination during summer of second year of doctoral study. Critically discuss issues/ themes in field using key readings suggested by faculty/past readings from core child development doctoral courses. prereq: Child psychology PhD student in second year of study
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
CPSY 8360 - Special Topics in Developmental Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 21.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive study in specialized areas of developmental psychology. Topics/credits vary. prereq: Doctoral student
CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Alternative formulation of childhood disorders, emphasizing competency training rather than medical nosology. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
CPSY 8660 - Advanced Developmental Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 21.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive study in advanced areas of developmental psychology. Topics/credits vary. prereq: Doctoral student
CPSY 8994 - Research Problems in Child Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual empirical investigation. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent