Master of Science Degree in Child development
The focus of the program is on the early years and prevention with an emphasis on parent-child intergenerational relationships to enhance school readiness and prepare teachers to work with families with a focus on socio-emotional and behavior support in educational settings and homes. This program is targeted towards working professionals and classes are offered in evenings on two nights each week. Students may be able to earn the degree in two years (four academic semesters) and admission is only accepted in the Fall semester. To download the program flyer, click here: Master's Degree Brochure. For more information about graduate studies in the Department of Child and Family Development, review the SDSU Graduate Bulletin, available here: CFD Graduate Bulletin 2013-14.
Note: Many students complete the EC-SEBRIS Certificate before continuing to the M.S. Degree in Child Development. The EC-SEBRIS Certificate is a one-year interdisciplinary program focusing on professional preparation and skills enhancement of early childhood professionals who work with young children. After completion of the EC-SEBRIS Certificate, students may be able to complete the M.S. in Child Development within one academic year (two semesters). For more information about the EC-SEBRIS Certificate, visit this site: EC-SEBRIS Certificate at SDSU (http://coe.sdsu.edu/cfd/prospective/certificate.php).
Interested in applying?
Fall 2014 Deadline Dates:
CSU Mentor Application and Departmental Application- Due March 1, 2014
File Completion (official transcripts, test scores, letter of intent, letters of recommendation, personal statement, applicant interview)- April 1, 2014
If the application deadline has passed, please contact the department for more information. For a list of what you will need to submit, view the Checklist for Graduate Program Applications. Use this checklist to make sure that you are sending all application materials to the correct place!
To apply to the M.S. program in Child Development, apply to San Diego State University and the Department of Child and Family Development:
- The application for graduate admissions at San Diego State University is available through this link: CSU Mentor ( http://www.csumentor.edu/) . Detailed instructions for applying to San Diego State University can be found at this link: SDSU Graduate Admissions (http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/grad/)
- The application to the Department of Child and Family Development is available through this link: CFD Department Application (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=sdsu-grad)
- Note: There are supplemental materials required for each application. These requirements are listed on the Checklist For Graduate Program Applications.
Paying For Your Education
Students of the M.S. in Child Development may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To apply for financial aid, visit: FAFSA Website (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) Students may also apply for scholarships offered through San Diego State University and private organizations. Information about Financial Aid at SDSU can be found by clicking here: SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (http://starter.sdsu.edu/fao/)
For more information about the M.S. in Child Development or if you have questions about the application process,
contact Eva Schulte at EarlyChildhood@mail.sdsu.edu or (619) 594-2149.
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