Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment
The new Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment program at the University of Washington will give you the specialized skills needed to provide mental health services to children and teens in a variety of settings.
At the UW, you’ll study at one of the top psychology departments in the United States. The faculty includes nationally recognized experts in child psychology affiliated with the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the UW’s Center for Child & Family Well-Being.
Specialize in Child Psychology
Our curriculum gives you a broad foundation in child psychology, with a focus on evidence-based prevention and treatment of mental health disorders in children and teens. Learn how to diagnose psychosocial disorders and identify and deliver interventions that work.
Gain Clinical Experience
With the practicum, you’ll get the opportunity to apply what you're learning in the classroom to a real-world, therapeutic setting. Each quarter, you'll participate in a supervised clinical experience at a mental health or community site where children and adolescents are being served.
Earn Your Master’s Degree in as Little as One Year
Attend full time and earn your degree in one year, or study part time and finish the degree in two years. With our convenient format, you can take most classes in the late afternoon, evening or weekends, so you can work your studies around other commitments.
"We’re pleased to offer a master’s program that addresses the vast need for child psychology specialists trained in delivering effective, evidence-based treatments.”
— LYNN FAINSILBER KATZ
Director, Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment