Youth development Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of arts in human development and family science
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This program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.

Successful completion of the program requires 36 total credit hours; 27 required credit hours, 6 credit hours of electives, and 3 credit hours of the capstone project (H_D_FS 8090).

The youth development master’s degree program is organized by key competencies that are vital to youth professionals. This structure ensures that graduates of this program are well-rounded and poised for career advancement.

Courses are offered by multiple public universities in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, and some may have varying start and finish dates. Once you’re a Mizzou student in the program, you will register each semester through Mizzou regardless of the institution offering the course.

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The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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This program is administered by the Department of Human Development and Family Science