Capella University's online Master's in Child Development program positions you for leadership in organizations serving 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 program may also be a good first step for those who wish to pursue a PsyD or PhD, either of 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.
You can also earn your Master's with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development with Capella's FlexPath, a revolutionary way to complete your degree on your own schedule. With FlexPath, you'll make the most of the knowledge and experience you already have while developing and demonstrating new skills and knowledge at your own pace. You will achieve the same learning outcomes as Capella's traditional online programs – and earn the same degree – only in a more efficient, personalized way.
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.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
Minimum level of education required:
- 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
- Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale