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Prerequisites for the MA Degree

Students without a baccalaureate in Child Development or a closely related field must complete a 28-29 unit prerequisite program prior to taking courses on the Child Development Master's Degree Program.
The California State University, Los Angeles courses listed below meets the prerequisite requirements. A Child Development graduate advisor will, in consultation with the student, determine equivalency of courses from another University or major. It is the student's responsibility, however, to provide the adviser with descriptions of any courses which they consider as equivalent in meeting the prerequisite requirements. If you have any questions, contact a graduate advisor through the Department Office.

Course # *



  CHDV 210**

  Infant Development


  CHDV 220** or
  CHDV 426

  The Young Child
  The Hospitalized Child


  CHDV 340

  Middle Childhood and Adolescence


  CHDV 430

  Parent-Child Development Over the Family Life Cycle


  CHDV 443

  The Psychology of Cognitive Development


  CHDV 492 or  
  COMM 456

  Communication Behavior in Childhood


  CHDV 496

  Senior Seminar



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* A course taken as a prerequisite may not be used on the Master of Arts Program.

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Last Update: 7/18/2008