MS, Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders


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.

Program Information

School: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Program: Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders

Catalog page: MS

MS in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

GPA: Required

Test score required: Yes

GRE scores required

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: Click here for deadline dates.


Melanie K. Davis
800 W. Campbell Road GR41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: GR4.824

Possible Careers

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.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.