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Child Development, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
, CA,
Those with a passion for working with young children are encouraged to pursue a Master of Science in Child 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.

About

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.

The program emphasizes understanding the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children. The program culminates with a capstone research project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Psychology 
  • Human Development 
  • Language, Reading, and Concept Development, or 
  • Studies in Attachment, or 
  • Cognition and Brain Development 
  • Research and Assessment 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

  • A preferred GPA of 2.5 or above for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, and a GPA of 3.0 for any graduate work.

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).

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Letters of recommendation attesting to academic/professional competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to write at an acceptable level for graduate study.
  • Completed application with non-refundable application fee. Fees submitted from outside the United States must be in international money orders written in US dollars (please ensure the applicant’s name is included on the money order).
  • Statement of Purpose: Provide approximately a 200 word essay outlining goals for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    830 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 830 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for La Verne

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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