Master of Arts in Human Development
Pacific Oaks College

Program Details

Pacific Oaks College offers the Master of Arts in Human Development, with four different areas of concentration.

Students can choose from the following:

  • Early Childhood Education and Development – Students will study the theories of human development and the biological, psychological, emotional, and sociological factors that contribute to an individual’s growth.
  • Social Change – Students interested in social activism, social change, and policy making will acquire the tools to help make a positive impact.
  • Leadership in Education and Human Services – Students will focus on developing collaborative leadership skills, fine-tuning interpersonal communication skills, and facilitating team building.
  • Ecological Perspectives of Lifespan Development – Students will work in integrated, cross-generational settings, including family and community advocacy, as well as adolescents, adults, or the elderly.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Personal statement. 

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission