Child Psychology, Master | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
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The M.S.Ed. in Child Psychology program from Duquesne University will prepare you to pursue a rewarding career as an educational advocate for children. This 30-credit program includes curriculum to enhance paraprofessional mental health services provided to children in community and school settings.


While the Child Psychology degree does not lead to the professional practice of school psychology, other options to advance your career are available to you through this program.

Students in the Child Psychology program from Duquesne University who hold certain certificates through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) can meet Autism Endorsement criteria through the selection of electives.

Students of the Child Psychology program can also meet the Pennsylvania Behavior Specialist License criteria. Child Psychology students can take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Exam preparation course sequence.

As a Behavioral Specialist you can:

  • Develop and implement functional behavior intervention plans for identified students.
  • Establish intervention plans for the purpose of providing safe and effective environments for individuals with challenging behaviors.
  • Become an expert in coordinating child abuse and neglect cases while complying with mandated reporting requirements.
  • Become a leader in the protocols of the Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for students with disabilities.

Also, graduates of the 30-credit Master's of Science in Education in Child Psychology program have the option to apply for the School of Education's Psy.D. School Psychology and Ph.D. School Psychology programs. The first 30 credits of these doctoral programs consists of the M.S.Ed. Child Psychology curriculum. Depending on eligibility, applicants who are accepted into one of these doctoral programs, who have completed the M.S.Ed. Child Psychology program at Duquesne, and who are within the Statute of Limitations, might be able have the 30 credits from their M.S.Ed. Child Psychology program transferred to their doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of Learning
  • Psychology Testing
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Statistics in Behavioral Research
  • Multicultural Issues and Strategies in Counseling
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  • International Students: Transcript Credential Evaluation
  • International Students: TOEFL/IELTS

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
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