Child Psychology Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Child psychologists study childrens' mental processes and behavior. They observe, interpret, and record how children relate to one another, adults, and the environment. Child psychologists also look for patterns to understand and predict behavior, using scientific methods, principles, or procedures to test their ideas. A deep understanding of child development and cognitive psychology is essential to do this job effectively.
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The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution with more than 4,285 students at campuses across the country and online.  TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years.  TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Locations:  Washington, DC

Programs:
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision
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Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Programs:
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Global delivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

Programs:
  • MS in Education - Educational Psychology
  • MS in Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
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What to Know About Child Psychology Studies

You can secure an entry level position in child psychology with a bachelor's degree, but most people working in the field have, at least, a master's degree. The ideal education for a child psychology career is a doctoral degree (PsyD or PhD) that includes training in cognitive psychology and child psychology studies. Most child psychology programs require that students participate in internships and supervised work in order to graduate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) child psychologists earned the following salaries in May 2008:
  • Median annual salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists--$64,140
  • The middle 50 percent--$48,700 to $82,800
  • The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,900
  • The highest 10 percent earned more than $106,840
That same year, about 152,000 child psychologists specialized in clinical, school, and counseling psychology and about 170,000 psychologists practiced in the U.S. The BLS predicts the job market for psychologists will rise about 12 percent over the next ten years.