The undergraduate major in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) develops the theoretical knowledge and real-world experience needed for work with children, youth and families within community programs, educational sites and other human service fields.

ADP also prepares students for graduate school in such fields as education, psychology, child and youth work, child life, social work and counseling. The ADP program has formed partnerships with many institutions, agencies and educational programs throughout the Pittsburgh area which enable students to learn in actual work settings.

Bachelor of Science »


The MS in Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) builds the skills you’ll need to address the diverse needs of children, youth, and families across multiple settings, including community-based organizations, schools, hospitals, advocacy organizations, residential treatment programs, out-of-school programs and service agencies. This rigorous four-semester program blends challenging coursework with community-based practice making graduates stand out in the job field.

Master of Science »

Doctor of Philosophy »