Master of Science in Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)
Kansas State University

Program Details

As a unique online degree, this MS in Youth Development can be used by human service professionals to provide support and a level of engagement to adolescents in today’s stressful environment.  Upon completion of this program, you’ll have a deep understanding of the social, emotional and cognitive factors that influence teens today.  The skills and insight you gain with this online MS, cannot only positively impact youth, but also their families and entire communities. Offered through K-State and the Great Plains IDEA, this 100% online master’s involves core coursework alongside a research project or internship.  Examples of classes in this curriculum, include:

  • Youth in Cultural Contexts
  • Administration and Program Management
  • Community Youth Development

Requirements

Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission