Master of Art Programs in Child Psychology

Compare 6 Masters of Arts in Child Psychology

If you are interested in continuing your education beyond the bachelor's degree, you may consider a Master of Arts. This degree grants the opportunity to do advanced research and studies in your field of interest in the humanities. It is often a terminal degree, but you can use it as a springboard to a doctoral program.

You might wonder, “What is a Master of Arts in Child Psychology?” It is a program designed to teach you in-depth knowledge about the development of children. It teaches research and analytical skills to link theory with practice as well as appropriate assessment methods. Areas studied might include anthropology, health, sociology, public policy, and psychology. This degree generally requires observation of children and perhaps tutoring sessions.

Enrolled in an MA in Child Psychology program, you can learn critical thinking and practical application of knowledge. It may enhance your teaching and communication skills as well, helpful to advance your career.

The cost of earning a Master of Arts in Child Psychology vary widely from school to school. Factors such as full-time or part-time enrollment, online coursework, and the school's location all come into play. Take time to evaluate different programs to find the best choice for you.

With a newly minted MA in Child Psychology, you can be well-prepared for many possible careers. Teacher, child court advocate, social worker, and child psychologist are all possibilities. You can start a child-centered business such as a daycare. If you desire to become a child psychiatrist, this degree can be a step to the required medical program. Child and family therapist is another potential career choice.

While searching for the right school for your MA in Child Psychology, be sure to consider schools at home and abroad. There are also many online degrees. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA Program in Child Development

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Haifa

The International Master’s Program in Child Development is designed to train and prepare local professional leadership to lead and advance initiatives in developing countries to improve the lives of children at risk. [+]

MA Program in Child Development

The International MA Program in Child Development at the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Social Sciences and the Center for the Study of Child Development seeks to increase the quality, quantity and professional knowledge and training of child care professionals who treat children who are growing up in destructive environments.

Thanks to the expertise, experience, and interest in child development accumulated at the center, the developmental program is uniquely positioned to help bridge the science-practice gap at the international level and make an impact on the lives of children at risk in developing countries.

Taught in English over three semesters from October to September, the program is designed to prepare the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries. This unique program equips professionals with the knowledge and the skills that are required to affect and influence the well-being of children and their families.... [-]


MA Practice Based Play Therapy

Leeds Beckett University
Online Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds

As a qualified play therapist, you will already be aware of the importance of self-expression and creative mediums in therapy. Whether you are aiming for a promotion within your current field or want to explore a particular play therapy topic, this MA will enhance your existing therapy skills through research, allowing you to further improve the lives of vulnerable children. [+]

Course details

As a qualified play therapist, you will already be aware of the importance of self-expression and creative mediums in therapy. Whether you are aiming for a promotion within your current field or want to explore a particular play therapy topic, this MA will enhance your existing therapy skills through research, allowing you to further improve the lives of vulnerable children.

You will study the latest theories in this emerging sector, exploring the shift from traditional therapy methods to more modern techniques such as movement, breathing and sensory activities.

At the beginning of your course, you will use your experience to choose your area of specialist research and develop a proposal for practice-based play therapy research that will form the basis for your dissertation.... [-]


MA in Childhood and Youth

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It is ideal if you want to enhance your knowledge of this area, whether you’re already working in the field or planning to do so. You’ll begin by exploring the family; law; children’s rights; politicised childhoods; participation and voice issues; consumerist childhoods; education; ethnicity and religion; child criminology; child sexuality; and multi-cultural childhoods – within a worldwide context, using case studies linking theory to practice. [+]

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of childhood and youth covering aspects of theory, policy and practice. It is ideal if you want to enhance your knowledge of this area, whether you’re already working in the field or planning to do so.

You’ll begin by exploring the family; law; children’s rights; politicised childhoods; participation and voice issues; consumerist childhoods; education; ethnicity and religion; child criminology; child sexuality; and multi-cultural childhoods – within a worldwide context, using case studies linking theory to practice.

Finally, an extended piece of writing will help you examine the changing policy, organisational, personal and professional contexts of work with children and young people.... [-]


MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation. [+]

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This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation.

The full-time MA Childhood and Youth Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, this course also provides opportunities to gain practical experience in UK educational contexts (via optional unit choice), and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance.... [-]


MA in Child Study and Human Development

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in child development, coursework in an area of specialization, research skills, and applied opportunities and fieldwork that prepare students for a career that directly impacts the lives of children, youth and families. [+]

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in child development, coursework in an area of specialization, research skills, and applied opportunities and fieldwork that prepare students for a career that directly impacts the lives of children, youth and families. Our goal is to train students to use applied work to understand the theory and research and to understand how theory and research should impact the lives of children and families.

After the first semester in the program, students choose whether they want to pursue the applied track or the thesis track and whether they wish to concentrate in a specific area:... [-]


MA in Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Magdeburg

This innovative programme of study is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on implementing the children's rights that it covers. Children have rights to participate in all decisions and processes affecting them, to equitable access to societal resources (e.g. health, education) and to effective protection from violence and exploitation. [+]

Start of studies The programme begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply until 31 July via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

This innovative programme of study is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on implementing the children's rights that it covers. Children have rights to participate in all decisions and processes affecting them, to equitable access to societal resources (e.g. health, education) and to effective protection from violence and exploitation. All institutions, processes and measures oriented around children at national, state/regional and local level must be designed and evaluated according to these considerations.... [-]