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Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Program Management & Evaluation (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Program Management & Evaluation program is designed to provide students with the skills they need to work one-on-one with youth and their families through such organizations as 4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, cooperative extension, correctional facilities, faith-based groups, and non-profits. Coursework focuses on administration and program management, current research on youth, and program design, evaluation, and implementation.

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


Required to provide an official baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited institution. 

Accreditation & Licensing

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