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Youth Development

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

12 months
996 USD/credit 35856 USD/year
996 USD/credit 35856 USD/year
341 USD/credit 12276 USD/year
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The Great Plains IDEA Youth Development master’s degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is designed to provide you with research-based skills and knowledge you can use with youth across multiple settings.


The Great Plains IDEA Youth Development Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has its roots in Positive Youth Development. Rather than focusing solely on corrective measures, a Positive Youth Development approach equips young people in the second decade of life with the skills and opportunities necessary for successful transition into adulthood. This approach promotes positive outcomes for all youth by recognizing their strengths, fostering positive relationships, and providing youth with opportunities to learn, lead, connect and serve.

Students in this program will:

  • Understand, integrate, and be able to apply conceptual approaches to youth development
  • Understand normative pathways to development
  • Understand youth and family cultural issues/contexts and their micro- and macro-influences on positive youth outcomes
  • Understand and apply basic research and evaluation skills to youth development programming through an applied project that serves as a capstone experience under the direction of the candidate's home institution
  • Develop skills in problem-solving with "stakeholders" including funding sources, boards, other agencies, families and other professionals

Programme Structure


  • Foundations of Youth Development Seminar
  • Administration and Program Management
  • Adolescents and Their Families
  • Community Youth Development
  • Contemporary Youth Issues
  • Research Experience in Child, Youth and Family Studies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Studies Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of Professional Goals
  • Three Letters of Reference

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 996 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 341 USD per credit during 12 months.


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