Our graduates have successfully secured positions as researcher coordinators, development specialists and human services agency employees in the areas of health and human services, public health, and community development agencies, as well as roles as consultants in nontraditional learning environments. In addition, many of our graduates use this as a stepping stone to continue their education, in pursuit of a diverse array of clinical and doctoral degrees.
Key Program Features:
- Cutting-Edge Curriculum: Interdisciplinary coursework covering contemporary topics, such as emerging knowledge concerning conditions that foster healthy development of minority youth; current knowledge in our understanding of the diversity of factors that promote wellness in older populations; the interplay between mind, body and society in determining developmental trajectories; the deleterious effects of chronic stress; and fostering “engaged scholarship” that encourages the development of thriving communities.
- Customizable: A number of concentrations are available focusing on subject matter that occupies the forefront of human development research; each option includes 12 credits of electives.
- Unique Apprenticeship Opportunities: Research apprenticeship opportunities are available in a wide array of settings. Students have the opportunity to become a part of a research team led by a human development faculty member or may explore opportunities to apprentice at the University of Rochester Medical Center or other units across the university.
- Option to Add Specializations: By strategically choosing electives, you can add an advanced certificate for little or no additional credits. Students may also elect to take courses that can count toward a NYS license in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
- Diverse, Dynamic Faculty: Faculty offer a rich diversity of expertise in areas, such as community engagement, minority youth development, gerontology, Applied Behavior Analysis, social determinants of healthy development, self-determination theory, college student development, and inclusive learning environments.
- Flexible: Program can be started in any semester and can be completed in only one year of full-time study, or two years of part-time study for those balancing work and study.
- The Family and Social Dynamics
- School, Family, and Community Relations
- Interpersonal Systems in Counseling and Human Development
- Communication and Counseling Skills for Teachers, Administrators, and Other Helping Professionals
- Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
- Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
- Adult Development and Aging
- Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling
For more information, please visit the programme website.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Human Resource Management View 361 other Masters in Sociology in United States
- Completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in one of the following areas: development, psychology, sociology, history, philosophy, public health, education, gerontology, social work, art therapy, music therapy, or a field that is related to any of these aforementioned areas of study
- Research experience is highly desirable, but not required
International1492 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1492 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National1492 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1492 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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