Masters of Science in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders degree program is designed for students who want to work with infants and young children and their families in early childhood intervention programs and other professional settings, including schools, hospitals and medical clinics. Classroom training is combined with practical experience in a variety of clinical and educational settings.

The program offers a strong foundation in the normative path of physical, cognitive and social development with specialized training in diagnostic and intervention techniques for early childhood disorders and developmental guidance for parents.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as Early Intervention Specialist, Developmental Specialist, and Child Life Specialist in a variety of programs and locations, including non-profit agencies, hospitals, health care clinics, and schools.

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: The Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders program is designed for students with backgrounds in psychology, special education, early childhood education, social work, and communication disorders. Students from other disciplines are also encouraged to apply. Those from other fields are generally not required to take leveling courses.

Admission to the Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders program is based on a review of the applicant's GPA (grade point average), GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and narrative description of interests, relevant experiences, and career goals.

GPA: Required

Test score required: Yes

Admissions essay required: Yes

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