• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $557.55 per credit (MN resident); $1,323.50 per credit (nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
  • Application Deadlines
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    College of Education and Human Development
  • Department
    Institute of Child Development

Gain knowledge of developmental processes related to competence, psychopathology, and resilience, and learn how to apply theory and research to meet the needs of children, families, and communities.


A master’s level minor and a doctoral level minor are available. You’re eligible to pursue a graduate minor in infant and early childhood mental health if you’re actively pursuing another master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota.

If you’re a master's degree student, you must declare a minor prior to your final exam. If you’re a doctoral student, you must declare a minor prior to passing your doctoral program’s preliminary oral exam.

Sample Courses

  • CPSY 5503 – Development and Psychopathology in Early Childhood
  • CPSY 5513 – Early Childhood Assessment
  • CPSY 5518 – Prevention and Intervention in Early Childhood: Principles
  • CPSY 5996 – Field Experience in Applied Child and Adolescent Development

Online Catalog