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Youth Development

Michigan State University

24 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Youth Development from Michigan State University, is a collaborative, multiinstitutional program offered totally online. This degree is designed to promote an understanding of communities and families and to prepare students to have an impact on the development of youth in their homes, neighborhoods, and society.


The Youth Development curriculum from Michigan State University is focused on the promotion of positive development of all young people. It is designed for individuals who wish to work in a variety of youth-related professions, including youth-serving organizations and programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs, community recreation specialties, youth programs sponsored by faith-based institutions, correctional professions, or within U.S. Extension Programs.

Learning outcomes

The College of Social Science, in collaboration with The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), offers this program with all course work delivered via the Internet/World Wide Web by faculty from multiple land-grant universities: Michigan State University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, North Dakota State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Nebraska.

Students will earn this degree from their home institution while also enrolling for courses at other participating institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Administration and Program Management
  • Adolescents and Their Families
  • Community Youth Development
  • Contemporary Youth Issues
  • Foundations of Youth Development
  • Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation
  • Youth Development
  • Youth in Cultural Contexts
  • Youth Policy
  • Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 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

  • To be admitted, students must apply via their home institution and plan their course of study under the guidance of their academic advisor. Michigan State University students follow established University admission procedures.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14144 USD per year during 24 months.


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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