This program can help students move on to Ph.D. programs in related areas, and to further their professional expertise and credentials in areas related to children and families.
The Master of Science degree in Child and Family Development at San Diego State University is one of only 2 child development programs available in the CSU. With 101 community college child development programs, following the mandate of the Ryan Act, in California and 17 undergraduate programs within the CSU system, the M.S. program in child development plays a major role in training professionals for the State and region. The Department of Child and Family Development plays a leadership role in integration of curricula for community colleges and the CSU.
Areas of Emphasis
Areas of emphasis in the program include: early childhood development, prevention, intervention, family processes, risk and resilience, development across the lifespan, parent-child intergenerational relationships, enhancing school readiness and preparing teachers to work with families, socio-emotional and behavior support in educational settings and homes, influences of language and culture, and atypical development.
- Human development and theories
- Family processes and theories
- Applications for prevention and intervention
- Research methods
- Program development and proposal writing
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducation Family & Consumer Science Early Childhood Education View 3378 other Masters in Education in United States
- A bachelor’s degree (Child Development or related fields preferred)
- International coursework documents (if international applicant)
- Completion of entire application package and all supplementary documents
- 3 letters of recommendation
International9570 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 24 months.
National9570 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9570 USD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for San Diego
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.