Master of Arts in Child Advocacy and Policy
Montclair State University

Program Details

Psychology, social work, and law are all components of the master’s degree in Child Advocacy and Policy at Montclair State University. Coursework is focused on family empowerment, forensic interviewing, child abuse, families in crisis, child welfare, and advocacy policy. Students in this online social work degree program will gain an understanding of the complexities of the public child welfare system, as well as the information, methods, and applications needed for careers in the field of child advocacy.

Graduates will be prepared to work as career professionals serving children and families in settings such as:

  • Child welfare agencies
  • Behavioral health services
  • Community organizations
  • Court appointed special advocates (CASA)
  • Disability advocacy groups
  • Domestic violence organizations
  • Youth mentoring and development programs

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Montclair State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • An interview may be requested.