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M.A. in Human Development

Study your passion

With the M.A. in Human Development, students can construct their own program, around their own interests. For more than four decades, the M.A. in Human Development has been serving adult learners who are seeking a different type of degree.

  • Study a narrow topic not available elsewhere
  • Combine two or more topics or disciplines
  • Learn a unique topic at an individual pace
  • Combine an academic interest with specific career goals

The M.A. in Human Development is flexible enough to meet a variety of needs and motivations.

In order to graduate, 35 credits are required, but only four credits are required. The other 31 credits are electives. Most students take a mix of traditional courses and independent studies.

How it works

Students design a unique program based on their own personal interests, goals and learning styles. There is a remarkable amount of freedom to build a program that fits the unique needs of every student.

Examples of Topics Students are Studying

There's almost no limit to what can be studied in this program.

Degree Requirements


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