Graduates of the Applied Developmental Psychology program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) will have the knowledge and skill to conduct research and work in jobs focused on child, family, and school well-being, particularly in inner-city, lower-income, and cultural minority and cross-cultural contexts. Graduates have taken positions teaching and conducting research at universities, analyzing public policy, working in hospital settings conducting evaluations of infants, toddlers and children as well as designing interventions for children and their families.
In consultation with their mentor, students enrolled in the program develop a program of course work, research and practicum experiences tailored to the demands of their particular career aspirations.
The program has three concentrations, with flexibility within and across concentrations to construct a program experience that combines broad exposure to foundational courses and to specialized courses and experiences tailored to individual students’ career goals and interests:
- The Early Development/Early Intervention concentration focuses on genetic, biological and environmental factors that impede or promote development in the early years and on established and innovative intervention approaches for infants and young children at risk.
- The Socioemotional Development of Children concentration focuses on the interactions between individual, peer, and parenting/family factors in the social-emotional development of children in different socio-cultural contexts.
- The Educational Contexts of Development concentration focuses on the cognitive, social, and motivational factors that affect children’s learning within the contexts of schools, families, cultures, and neighborhoods.
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- Cultural Aspects of Human Dev
- Social and Personality Development
- Cognitive Development
- Data Analytic Procedures
- Research Methods
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- Applicants must have at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a “B” average, or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Admission to the program is based on a review by the admissions committee of each applicant’s complete profile, including the applicant’s grade point average in the baccalaureate degree; performance in relevant courses of study; stated goals (personal, career and research); evaluation by referees; relevant research and practical experience; maturity; GRE scores on verbal, quantitative, analytic tests and the psychology tests (the latter is optional); and identification of an area of research interest compatible with the research interests and competence of the program’s faculty.
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International88616 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1166 USD per credit
National88616 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1166 USD per credit
In-State51604 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 679 USD per credit
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