Youth Development Master's Degree

Youth Development Master's Degree

Gain the diversity of knowledge needed to enter a career in youth development and further the mission of vital organizations that serve young people in our communities.

In the online youth development master’s degree, you’ll learn from leading educators and researchers, providing you with the skills you’ll need to enter a career in youth development. Upon completion of the program, you will have an understanding of the development and impact of local, regional, state, federal and global policies on youth and be able to advocate through policy development for optimal youth outcomes. You will also develop skills in problem-solving regarding funding sources, boards, other agencies, families and other professionals.

$590 per credit hour*
36 credit hours
100% online

*This estimate is based on the GP*IDEA common price and is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.


Great Plains IDEA

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a national consortium of universities offering programs and courses online. 


Tritia Moneypenny, ‘16

Tritia has always been interested in teaching, but her passion for educating adolescents came later. Her decision to pursue a master's degree in youth development came during an 11-year stint working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California.


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