Total program credits needed for graduation: 55
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
20 course quarter credits
|PSY5002†||Foundations of Theory and Practice for Master's Psychology Learners OR||5 quarter credits|
|PSY5005†||Foundations of Theory and Practice for Master's Psychology Learners||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7610||Tests and Measurements||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7860||Survey of Research Methods||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7864||Quantitative Design and Analysis||5 quarter credits|
30 course quarter credits
|PSY6010||Human Prenatal Development||5 quarter credits|
|PSY6020*||Topics in Child and Adolescent Development||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7210||Lifespan Development||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7220||Child Psychology||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7230||Adolescent Psychology||5 quarter credits|
|PSY7543*||Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology||5 quarter credits|
Taken during learner's final quarter
|PSY5201*||Integrative Project for Master's Degree in Psychology||5 quarter credits|
†Learners who may need additional support developing graduate-level academic and professional writing skills are placed in PSY5005.
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
This specialization is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, other professional credential, or salary advancement. State licensing regulations and professional standards vary; learners are responsible for understanding and complying with the requirements of the state in which they intend to work. For more information, see the Licensure section for this program on Capella’s website (www.capella.edu).
This specialization has not been reviewed or approved by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); KY residents are not eligible for certification, endorsement, rank change, licensure, renewal, etc. by the EPSB.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
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