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Master of Science inChild and Adolescent Development

Those with a passion for working with young children are encouraged to pursue a Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development. Students increase their understanding of the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children, while developing capabilities to assume leadership roles in all phases of the child development field.

Each course in the program is offered both on campus (in face-to-face format) and online. Both delivery modes are identical in content and rigor and are offered on the semester schedule. Students enrolled in the program have the option of taking face-to-face courses, online courses, or a combination of the two.

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development program is competitive and requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above in Early Childhood courses. Admitted students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 33 semester hours in order to graduate. We are currently working to meet federal and state authorization requirements for states other than California. If you are not a California resident, look up the the program availability in your state.