Child & Family Development, MA
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 for four years of undergraduate study or 3.25 for the last two years of undergraduate study.
- Applicants to the Child and Family Development program with a 3.5 or higher undergraduate GPA are exempted from the Graduate Record Examination. For all other students completion of general Graduate Record Examination within the past five years preceding the application with the following scores: 147 on verbal, 141 on quantitative, and 4.0 on analytical writing.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
The graduate faculty of the Department of Child and Family Development may require an interview with any applicant.
Accepted students will be expected to comply with the following requirements:
- Complete the course of study with a minimum of 39 credits.
- These credits will include:
- foundation courses to prepare for research in child and family development as an interdisciplinary field;
- core courses in the area of specialty;
- option electives and cognate electives, selected in consultation with academic advisor, from within department or in another discipline. These are chosen to strengthen student’s professional goals.
- Complete a master’s thesis or a master’s project. The thesis option involves the design and evaluation of original research in an appropriately related area commensurate with the student’s background and area of pursuit. The project option involves the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of original and creative programs and/or resource materials with an outside organization.
- Apply for graduation upon successful completion of an approved prospectus or proposal for a thesis or project and by posted University graduation application deadlines.
- Pass an oral examination covering the thesis or project report.
|3760:685||Research Methods in Child and Family Development||3|
|7400:604||Orientation to Graduate Studies in Family & Consumer Sciences||1|
|3760:602||Family in Lifespan Perspective||3|
|3760:605||Developmental Parent-Child Interactions||3|
|3760:610||Child Development Theories||3|
|3760:665||Development in Infancy & Early Childhood||3|
|Select six credits of the following with approval of advisor (if a course has been taken at the undergraduate level, other courses must be selected):||6|
|American Families in Poverty|
|Middle Childhood and Adolescence|
|Family Financial Management|
|Family Relationships in Middle and Later Years|
|Culture, Ethnicity & Family|
|Before & After School Child Care|
|Organization & Supervision of Child Care Centers|
|Case Management for Children & Families I|
|Case Management for Children & Families II|
|Practicum in Cross-Systems Case Management for Children & Families|
|Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences|
|Practicum in Parent & Family Education|
|Practicum in Family & Consumer Sciences|
|Home-Based Intervention Theory|
|Home-Based Intervention Techniques & Practice|
|Home-Based Intervention Internship|
|Select six credits with approval of advisor from within the Department of Child and Family Development, or from a cognate area outside the department, or from a combination of the two.||6|
|Thesis or Project|
|or 7400:699||Masters Thesis|