Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Youth Development M.A.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.

  3. Three letters of recommendation, from individuals (e.g. administrators, colleagues, or instructors) familiar with your academic and professional work.

  4. Current resume or CV.

  5. Personal Statement

  6. Minimum of two-years professional experience in Youth Development OR one year plus a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Development.

  7. Extenuating circumstances statement (if needed). If your undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 overall, or you have circumstances about which you wish to provide more information.

  8. An in-person interview may be required.


Retention Requirements:


Students must maintain a G.P.A. of B or better in all program courses.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
YDEV 501Youth Development Theory And Practice

4

Fall.
YDEV 502Youth Development Community Retreat

1

Fall.
YDEV 520Youth Social Policy and Action

4

Spring.
YDEV 521Youth Social Policy In The Field

1

Spring.
YDEV 540Leadership in Youth Development

4

Summer.
YDEV 560Youth Development Research and Evaluation

4

Fall.
YDEV 561Field Work in Research/Evaluation

1

Fall.
YDEV 590Directed Study In Youth Development

4

Spring.

Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELECTIVEStudents will take two graduate-level elective courses in a related field. These two courses, together with the directed study (YDEV 590) will form the student’s customized concentration.

7-8

Total Credit Hours: 30-32