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Master of Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

The Master’s degree in Youth Development from Michigan State University uses a strengths-based approach to examine and engage with current issues in youth development.

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Youth Development program is offered through:

  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Michigan State
  • University of Missouri
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Texas Tech University

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

Accreditation & Licensing

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