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MS - Child and Adolescent Development

Advance your expertise and position yourself for leadership in organizations and professions serving children and adolescents. Capella offers the only Master's in Child and Adolescent Development program available from an online, regionally accredited university, and provides the skills to help you develop and achieve your goals whether you're pursuing a new career or looking to advance in your current role. This specialization may also be a good first step for those who wish to pursue a PsyD or PhD, which is generally required for licensure as a counseling psychologist.

With your Master's in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella, you'll research and evaluate sources of knowledge, theory, and best professional practices within child development. You'll also analyze and evaluate the scientific and practical merit of research and literature pertaining to child and adolescent development.

Common jobs with an online program in child and adolescent development include child development specialist, before/after school program director or early childhood education specialist. Potential workplaces include child and family service agency, early childhood education program, group home or social service agency.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsMaster's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.