Master's Degree in Youth Development
The graduate program consists of 36 credit hours, including 10 required courses equaling 28 credit hours and 8 elective hours. The courses are offered on a rotating basis, with all courses offered at least once every other year (i.e., fall, spring, and summer).
The eight elective hours will consist of a practicum (1-3 credits), independent study (1-3 credits), or coursework. Practicum and independent study project hours will be coordinated with the major professor.
Core courses offered within the program include nine courses (3 credit hours each) and a professional development seminar (1 credit hour):
- Foundations of Youth Development (professional development seminar)
- Community Youth Development
- Adolescents and Their Families
- Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation
- Topics in Contemporary Youth Issues
- Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research
- Youth Policy
- Administration and Program Management
- Youth in Cultural Contexts
- Youth Development