The Master of Arts degree in Child Development strengthens professional competence and prepares individuals for various leadership positions as child development specialists.
Congratulations to Amanda Specht, receipient of the Winfred R. Reynolds Scholarship. This award is designed to support graduate students who will work with young at-risk children and families.
Admission Requirements to the Program
In addition to the University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must satisfy specific departmental requirements before admission to the program. These include:
* Baccalaureate in Child Development or a closely related academic field from a fully accredited college or university.
* Minimum grade point average of 2.85 in the last 90 quarter units.
* Two letters of recommendation and a written statement of intent.
* Completion of the department application form, including a writing sample
Students without a baccalaureate in Child Development or a closely related field must complete a 28/29-unit prerequisite program before being admitted to the Child Development Master's Degree Program.
Application to the Program
Applications for the Masters of Arts degree in Child Development are reviewed once a year for admission in Fall Quarter. Departmental applications are due on March 1st and applications are available as a Adobe Acrobat pdf file in the link below. Only complete applications will be reviewed
MA Admission Procedures (under revision)
Helpful Links for the MA Student (under revision)