Applied Human Development

Boston University

12 months
54720 USD/year
54720 USD/year
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The Applied Human Development program at Boston University introduces future practitioners and researchers to the application of developmental theory to educational practice.


The Applied Human Development program offered by Boston University prepares students for careers in diverse settings by providing them with opportunities to develop key competencies and experiences in the field. Our model seeks to emphasize the foundations of learning and education across interrelated developmental domains (e.g., cognitive, affective, moral, physical, social, etc.), while considering issues of cultural and social diversity. Through their course of study, Applied Human Development students develop an understanding of the intersecting dimensions of human development, including:

  • A lifespan perspective
  • The convergent impact of constancy and change
  • Traditional and changing life roles
  • The influence of gender, culture, race, disability, and socioeconomic status

Positive Youth Development

The Positive Youth Development specialization prepares students to assume leadership roles and responsibilities in a variety of youth-serving organizations. Students are asked to investigate a range of principles related to youth development, including: cultural responsiveness, youth engagement and empowerment, and strengths-based developmental approaches.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Development
  • Intro to Research
  • Positive Youth Dev. in Youth-Serving Settings
  • Intro to Research
  • Adapted Physical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official standardized test score reports
  • Non-refundable $95 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Applied Human Development
Boston University