Master of Arts: Applied Settings


The concentration in Applied Settings is designed to provide background in theory and research regarding child development, with a focus on how this information applies to real-world settings (e.g., education, social work, policy development). This concentration is intended for students interested in pursuing careers working with children or programs that serve children and families.

Career Options

With a Master's degree or higher, you can find employment in many of the following specializations: counselor, social worker, community college instructor, pediatric psychologist, research assistant, private non-profit worker, worker with special needs children and families.


Units required for Certificate: 33
Refer to the catalog for detailed admission and academic requirements.

Course Listing

Review the courses required to complete the degree.


Kristen Weede Alexander
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Brighton Hall 213

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