Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology

Boston College

1744 USD/credit
1744 USD/credit
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The Master's program in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology (ADEP) at the Lynch School of Education is designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of children and youth, as well as the influence of families, schools, and communities on development.


It is ideal for individuals who are interested in making meaningful differences in children's lives through education, advocacy, research, policy, or direct services.

The programme

Students work closely with faculty mentors to create an individualized program that addresses their specific areas of interest and career goals.  Our program provides opportunities to complete internships, collaborate on research, and engage informally with faculty in ways that enable students to better integrate theory and practice.  As part of their Master's studies, students also may elect to complete a certificate in one of our 5 areas of specialization:  Positive Youth Development, Child and Family Mental Health, Human Rights and International Justice, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Early Childhood Leadership. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment Literacy and Data Use for Educators

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Child and Family Mental Health

  • Early Childhood Leadership

  • Human Rights and International Justice

  • Institutional Research

  • Positive Youth Development

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Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts

All applicants must submit a self-reported transcript with course names translated into English. There is no need to convert your GPA to the 4.0 scale.

  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants
  • GRE General Test recommended
  • At least 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1744 USD/credit
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  • National

    1744 USD/credit
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Tuition Rate (per credit hour)


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