Applied Psychology (M.A.) - Developmental Psychology

Applied Psychology (M.A.) - Developmental Psychology

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PSYC 510Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I3
PSYC 512Social Psychology3
PSYC 515Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II3
PSYC 520Psychology and Christianity3
PSYC 545Test Construction/Validation3
PSYC 565Psychology of Learning3
PSYC 575Cognitive Psychology3
Total Hours21
Developmental Psychology Cognate
PSYC 525Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 620Intervention and Behavior Support3
PSYC 645Developmental Psychopathology3
Psychology Elective 13
Psychology Elective 13
Total Hours15

Choose one of the following courses: PSYC 621, PSYC 631, PSYC 635, PSYC 636, or PSYC 676

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than 2 grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
PSYC 510 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology I 3
PSYC 512 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 525 Developmental Psychology 3
Second Semester
PSYC 515 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology II 3
PSYC 565 Psychology of Learning 3
PSYC 620 Intervention and Behavior Support 3
Second Year
First Semester
PSYC 520 Psychology and Christianity 3
PSYC 545 Test Construction/Validation 3
PSYC 645 Developmental Psychopathology 3
Second Semester
PSYC 575 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC Elective 1 3
PSYC Elective 1 3
 Total Hours36

Choose one of the following courses: PSYC 621, 631, 635, 636, or 676

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