Master of Science in Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

This Master of Science 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 MS, cannot only positively impact youth, but also their families and entire communities. Offered through Missouri-Columbia 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

University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent