M.A. On Campus

Child and Adolescent Development

California State University Sacramento

12 months
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The Child and Adolescent Development degree at California State University Sacramento 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. 


Career Options in CHAD

  • The program prepares graduates for a variety of life goals, including working directly with infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
  • Child and Adolescent Development MA students at California State University Sacramento pursue careers in program administration, parent education, research, community college instruction, and work in counseling, social service, non-profit and community agencies.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Cal State Apply online. For Fall admissions, it opens on October 1st of the previous year. (For example, Admission for Fall 2022 opens on October 1st, 2021.) The deadlines vary, check with the specific program.
  • Using Quadrant IV in Cal State Apply, upload your Supplemental Application Materials and request your Letters of Recommendation.
  • You may be called for an interview or asked for clarifications.
  • For admissions requirements for International Students, please visit International Programs and Global Engagement Admission Information.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Sacramento

1190 - 1765 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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