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Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

M.A. - Applied Track

Welcome to Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. Our program is designed to prepare you for a profession that supports the healthy development of children, youth, and families. Eliot-Pearson faculty and students use a strengths-based approach in our research, practice, and teaching. We value diversity and are committed to pursuing equity and justice in our work and in the world.

Eliot-Pearson's location in the Boston area provides a wide variety of applied opportunities in teaching hospitals, clinics, therapeutic centers, schools, after-school programs, juvenile justice facilities, the Massachusetts state government, children's media, and hundreds of agencies and organizations serving children and families. Our faculty are extremely well connected with agencies in and around Boston, and offer students help obtaining internships. Moreover, students are not left "out there in the field;" rather their work is guided by faculty who meet with them regularly to oversee their applied work and support them in making the theory-research-application links that Eliot-Pearson so highly values.