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Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

M.A. - Concentrations of Study

Eliot-Pearson offers master's students several opportunities to prepare for a professional specialty. The program offers concentrations of study for students who wish to focus on one of these areas within child, youth, and/or family development; these are listed below and link to specific requirements for those concentrations. Alternatively, a student may wish to develop an individualized plan of study (IPS), which is constructed together with the academic advisor. All students, whether pursuing a concentration or an IPS, must also meet the generalized requirements as described under the "thesis" and "applied" tracks and thus will receive a strong theoretical and research foundation in child and family development. Students learn about concentrations and the IPS during the Master's Pro-Seminar and decide at the end of the semester whether they intend to pursue a concentration or IPS. If one of the department-offered concentrations is selected, it will appear on the transcript.

Students who matriculated prior to 2019 may review requirements and other information in this guidebook.

Concentrations for Students Matriculating in 2019

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