5th Year Master's Program
Developmental Psychopathology is the study of psychological problems in the context of human development. The Developmental Psychopathology Option provides students with a background in understanding both normal and atypical development. Emphasis on normal developmental milestones in conjunction with a focus on emotional and behavioral challenges prepares students to work with a wide variety of children and their families or pursue Ph.D. study.
Additional Course Prerequisites to be Completed Prior to
the 5th year:
- PSYC 311: Human Development
- PSYC 438: Abnormal Psychology
- CD 464: Atypical Child Development or PSYC 418: Developmental Psychopathology
- PSYC 518: Developmental Psychopathology
- PSYC 638: Advanced Psychopathology: Diagnosis of Mental Disorder
- PSYC 668: Assessment and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
- At least one of the following:
- PSYC 412: Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood
- PSYC 414: Psychology of Adolescence and Young Adulthood
- Two electives, at least 1 of which is a graduate course, selected from
- PSYC 541: Advanced Statistics
- PSYC 632: Advanced Developmental Psychology
- PSYC 684: Graduate Teaching Internship
- PSYC 680: Selected Topics or other courses relevant to the concentration as approved by graduate committee
- Courses in Child Development, Sociology, or Social Work that are relevant to the concentration as approved by the AR graduate committee.
Developmental Psychopathology Faculty
Dr. Tasha Howe. Developmental psychology, child psychopathology, child abuse and family violence.