18 months
13304 CAD/module
6326 CAD/module
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The Master of Arts program in Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University will help you to develop an understanding of issues that affect children and youth in our region, in Canada, and around the world.

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In this thesis-based program, you will conduct focused and relevant original research in areas like early intervention, child and youth development, social justice, race and ethnic relations, child and youth health and wellness, play, and more.

Professional skills

This program in Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University will help you to become a leader, a researcher, or an educator in this field. Our Master’s program builds on the knowledge and skills that you developed through your undergraduate education and practical experience. In both course work and in thesis research, you’ll delve into the theories that support the practices of professionals who work in the field of child and youth study.

Your Career

The MA in Child & Youth Study will help you become a leader in your field, perform the kind of research that affects how the people who work with children and youth do their jobs every day, and teach new professionals in the field. Graduates of our MA program are working in children’s centres, youth care, community services, special needs coordination, preschool outreach and early intervention, and as scholars and university and college instructors. Are you ready to get started?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Contexts and Policy in Child and Youth Study
  • Child and Youth: Planning and Evaluation
  • Administrative Leadership in Child and Youth Study 
  • Children in International Contexts 
  • Pedagogical Leadership in Child and Youth Study
  • Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Equity, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion in Child and Youth Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Students will normally have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum of a B average (GPA of 3.0), preferably in a social science area (e.g., early childhood; child and youth study; psychology; education; social work; family studies; sociology).

Credit for the following undergraduate courses is required of applicants:

  • statistics
  • research methods
  • human developmental psychology in areas of childhood and/or adolescence.

Where there are deficiencies students may be required to complete additional coursework with a minimum B grade for admission into the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13304 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13304 CAD per module during 18 months.
  • National

    6326 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6326 CAD per module during 18 months.
  • National: (6 courses) $6,326
  • International: (6 courses) $13,304

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /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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