M.Sc. On Campus

Human Development

Rochester University

12 months
1598 USD/credit 47940 USD/year
1598 USD/credit 47940 USD/year
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Individuals who want to learn how to manage and solve issues and concerns of how humans develop in organizations, educational institutions, and the community at large will find the Human Development program of University of Rochester a rewarding opportunity to pursue this expertise.


Key facts

The graduates of the Human Development program of University of Rochester 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.

Warner Master's Programs in Human Development

You can pursue a MS program in human development at Warner through any of the following pathways. Each require 30 credits of graduate coursework and three common core courses, with different specialization courses:

  • General: Our most flexible and customizable option.
  • Concentration in Early Childhood
  • Concentration in Developmental Differences
  • Concentration in Family Studies
  • Concentration in Gerontology
  • Concentration in Research/Program Evaluation

Career Opportunities

Advancing Education and Your Career to the Next Level.

A diversity of career opportunities, inside and outside of academia, emerge from or can be complemented by the study of human development. Thanks to a cross-disciplinary approach, graduates of our master’s in human development programs have emerged as thought leaders in educational, clinical, research, and community settings, well prepared to succeed in an array of roles and careers, including:

  • Working as a research coordinator or as part of a research team.
  • Serving as part of a team working to transform struggling communities.
  • Working as an educator or consultant in nontraditional educational settings, such as museums and libraries.
  • Working for community agencies and foundations supporting healthy communities and healthy human development.
  • Working as a program evaluator.

Graduates can also utilize their degree as a pathway to a doctoral degree, which has led to careers as teachers/scholars in higher education, researchers across related fields, thought leaders, and administrators in community and educational organizations that seek to improve the lives of people by fostering healthy human development.

Graduates can also successfully transition to clinical programs that complement the degree in human development, such as mental health counseling, social work, clinical or counseling psychology, or Applied Behavior Analysis. 

Our master’s degree programs in human development have also provided a vehicle for international students, who are interested in becoming experts in emerging knowledge in the field of human development, to launch a diversity of career paths.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Disability and Schools
  • Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development
  • Child Development and Learning in Context (ages 5 to 12)
  • Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
  • Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
  • Adult Development and Aging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $70 (USD) is required when you submit your application
    • Official transcripts of all previous post-secondary education are required if admitted to the program
    • Letters of recommendation from members of the academic community and/or workplace professionals who know your qualifications for graduate study are required
    • A statement of purpose describing your academic or professional background and your interest in pursuing graduate study at Warner is required
    • Current résumé or curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application.
    • A writing sample
    • We do not require entrance examinations as part of the application to the Warner School. If you have taken the GRE already and wish to submit your score, we will be happy to evaluate it as part of your application
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants who are non-native English speakers

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1598 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1598 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /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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