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Child and Adolescent Development

San José State University

24 months
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7176 USD/year
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About

The Child and Adolescent Development MA program offered at San José State University is designed for students who are passionate about early childhood through emerging adulthood, social/emotional development, cognitive/language development, and more, and prepares our graduates for a wide range of career paths.

Overview

The Child and Adolescent Development MA program offered at San José State University provides students with a well-rounded curriculum that incorporates theory, research, policy, and practice. As a result, students develop an extensive command of various theories and milestones of human development, an awareness of effects of different child-rearing practices or conditions on the fulfillment of development promise, and much more.

Career paths

  • Doctoral programs
  • Head Start and child care administrators
  • Parent educators or child/youth advocates
  • Child and family counselors
  • Elementary, secondary school, and community college teachers
  • Pediatric nurses and public health professionals

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child and Adolescent Development: Research 
  • Multicultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Development 
  • Social Policy Issues in American Childhood and Youth 
  • Social and Emotional Development 
  • Cognitive and Language Development

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an approved institution: Preference is given to applicants with a background in Child & Adolescent Development or related field (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Education, Social Work, Nursing).
  • A minimum 3.0 overall grade point average

In addition to meeting university requirements, the minimum requirement for admission to the ChAD MA program is:

  • a baccalaureate degree awarded by an accredited institution, 
  • a completed department application, 
  • three letters of recommendation, 
  • a 1-2-page typed statement of educational and professional background and professional goals, and 
  • an essay on various topic areas in child and adolescent development.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-resident students pay basic registration fees plus $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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