Master of Arts in Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)
Michigan State University

Program Details

As a unique online degree, this MA in Youth Development can be used by human service professionals to provide a level of support and 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 MA, cannot only positively impact youth, but also their families and entire communities. Offered through MSU 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

% Online

100% Online

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

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