Our 30-hour online (beginning Fall 2021) Master of Arts (MA) degree in Human Development offers a holistic approach to understanding human behavior and interactions, offering students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of themselves and others. Students will learn about human development across the lifespan, including how individuals are influenced physically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and morally.
This degree would be advantageous for our students who wish to work in the helping profession or who hold positions that require the utilization of interpersonal skills. This program will assist in the preparation for employment in human resources, community support programs, non-profit agencies serving children, adolescents, and adults with special needs, as well as a variety of additional settings ranging from coaching to criminal justice.
Students in the M.A. in Human Development program can complete a Master’s degree in one year.
All courses in the program are offered Monday through Thursday at 4 p.m. or later, and the program will move to being fully online in the Fall of 2021, which allows students who are already in the professional world to still work during the day and attend classes in the evening.
Students are able to begin classes any semester throughout the year. Apply to the M.A. in Human Development program today!
All courses and course descriptions for the Master of Arts in Human Development can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
COHD 6315 Human Growth and Development
COHD 6335 Professional Counseling
CCMF 6358 Vocational Dev/Choice
CCMF 6365 Assessment in Counseling
COHD 6330 Psychology of Mental Health
COHD 6353 Couples & Family
COHD 6320 Adult Development
CCMF 6304 Basic Skills
CCMF 6356 Counseling Diverse Populations
CCMF 6360 Addictions
All students must take a comprehensive examination during the last semester of graduate work. This exam is administered and content determined by a comprehensive exam committee appointed by the program director and approved by the dean of graduate studies.
Successful completion of the 30 graduate semester hour program, followed by successful completion of a comprehensive exam fulfills the graduation requirements for the Master of Arts degree in Human Development.
Graduates of our MA in Human Development are prepared:
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