Make a Difference in the Lives of Children and Adolescents

The 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.

Students and instructors talk about the transformational impact that the program has on the lives and careers of graduates.

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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.

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Gain Valuable Clinical Experience

With the practicum, you’ll get a chance to apply what you're learning in the classroom to a real-world therapeutic setting where children and adolescents are being served.

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Earn Your Master’s in Just Over a Year

Attend full or part time — on the schedule that works for you. With our convenient format, you can take classes in the late afternoon, evening and weekends.

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Study with Expert Faculty

At the University of Washington, you’ll study at one of the top departments of psychology in the United States, with nationally recognized experts in the field.

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"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