The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in child development, coursework in an area of specialization, research skills, and applied opportunities and fieldwork that prepare students for a career that directly impacts the lives of children, youth and families. Our goal is to train students to use applied work to understand the theory and research and to understand how theory and research should impact the lives of children and families.

After the first semester in the program, students choose whether they want to pursue the applied track or the thesis track and whether they wish to concentrate in a specific area:

  • Clinical Developmental Health and Psychology
  • Early Childhood
  • Child and Family Policy Programs
  • Arts and Child Development
  • New Technologies and Human Development
  • Language and Literacy
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Last updated December 12, 2018
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Sept. 2019
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