Master of Science in Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)
Texas Tech University

Program Details

As a unique online degree, this MS in Youth Development can be used by 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 MS, cannot only positively impact youth, but also their families and entire communities. Offered through Texas Tech 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

School Accreditation & Licensing

Texas Tech University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton 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