Master of Arts

Child Development

The Master of Arts in Child Development offers an opportunity for the advanced study of developmental theory and research in preparation for a wide range of professional objectives involving children, adolescents, and families. Our program emphasizes scholarly reflection on developmental issues and academic excellence in oral and written communication. The program faculty values academic scholarship and research, and regards their application in professional settings as central to the mission of the MA program.

Career Options

The MA program prepares graduates for a variety of life goals, including working directly with infants, children, adolescents, and their families. It provides preparation for future employment as counselor, social worker, community college instructor,  research assistant, private non-profit worker, and child care program administrator, as well as for additional study toward a doctoral degree in child development, developmental psychology, or related field.

Program Requirements

Units required for Master: 30

Program Resources

Learn how to apply.
Catalog with detailed program requirements.

Learning Outcomes

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Sheri E. Hembree
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