Master of Science in Youth Development (Great Plains IDEA)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Program Details

As a unique online degree, this Master of Science in Youth Development can be used by human service professionals to provide support and a level of 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 children 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 through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application 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