Master of Science in Youth Development Leadership
Clemson University

Program Details

The online MS in Youth Development Leadership degree program is designed to prepare new professionals and those already practicing in the field to lead youth organizations. This online human services degree gives students the competencies, knowledge, and skills to help young people develop into healthy, competent, coping, and contributing citizens. Students will examine topics surrounding youth development, including programming in a contemporary society, the family context, professional and leadership considerations, managing staff and volunteers, the grant process, and more.

Graduates may pursue positions of leadership in youth development organizations, agencies, and institutions such as:

  • Schools
  • 4-H
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Recreational/community agencies

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Clemson University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students must meet on-campus for three days for the beginning course.