Youth Development Master's Degree
The youth development master's program allows students to understand, integrate and apply conceptual approaches to youth development, including asset building, positive youth development, community youth development, risk and resiliency.
Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of local, regional, state, federal and global policies on youth and be able to advocate through policy development for optimal youth outcomes. Students will also develop skills in problem-solving regarding funding sources, boards, other agencies, families and other professionals.
The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).
Careers in Youth Development
K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.
The youth development master's degree program is designed for professionals desiring to work in a variety of youth programs, including within:
- service organizations
- community-based programs
- educational settings
- youth counseling
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.