Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology (CDEP)

Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology (CDEP)

In our department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, students learn how to promote purposeful lives from the inside out. In addition to an undergraduate program in Applied Psychology and Human Development, we provide graduate programs in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology and in Counseling Psychology. Together, these programs focus on advancing the science of the mind and improving the wellbeing of children and adults, spurring positive social change in the process.

Our faculty are leaders in their fields and active mentors—acclaimed scholars, teachers, and practitioners devoted to preparing students for careers in human services, counseling, research, education, advocacy, and policy.

Program Offerings

Bachelor's Degree

Our Applied Psychology and Human Development program is practical, inspiring, and eye-opening. It introduces undergraduates to an assortment of academic experiences, leadership opportunities, and career paths.


Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Second Majors 

Lynch School Minors 

Counseling Psychology Graduate Programs

The Counseling Psychology programs focus on applying evidence-based best practices to support the needs, strengths, and wellbeing of diverse populations:

In partnership with the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, we also offer a dual degree in Theology and Ministry and Counseling Psychology:

Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology
Graduate Programs

Training leaders in research, teaching, practice, and policy, our Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology programs prioritize sociocultural approaches to learning, paying particular attention to development from preschool through adolescence and adult functioning in community settings.

Department Faculty & Expertise

CDEP News and Notes

Improve Lives Through Practicum Placements

Practicums and internships enable graduate students to gain experience while helping people in community health centers, schools, hospitals, and treatment programs.

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