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Child and Adolescent Development, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
Interested in K-8 teaching, in working in childcare or in agencies serving children, youth, and families? A degree in child and adolescent development is excellent training for careers involving children and families. Or perhaps you already possess entry-level credentials, already work with children and youth and want to advance your career.

About

A wide range of professionals-from childcare administrators to parent educators to child/youth advocates to child and family counselors to pediatric nurses to healthcare workers-have gained the knowledge and expertise they needed to move ahead in the workplace through our bachelor's and master's degree programs. Our curriculum incorporates theory, research, policy and practice, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of children and adolescents. For hands-on training we offer numerous activities in community agencies and we operate a campus laboratory preschool. We graduate well-informed, responsible individuals, sensitive to the commonalities and diversities of the world and its people.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development: Research
  • Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Multicultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Social Policy Issues in American Childhood and Youth
  • Seminar in Social and Emotional Development
  • Seminar in Cognitive and Language Development

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    44

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S.
  • A 2.5 GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study. Please note that individual program requirements may have a higher GPA requirement.
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
  • English Language Proficiency Exam, if necessary (see Step 5 for requirements). 
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Jose

  • 1740 - 3150 USD/month
    Living Costs

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