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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.

Student Success

Academic advisor master's Timothy Cox

"Since all of the interactions are digital, being able to break through and have a human connection beyond the computer has to happen. That's the experience I've had with all of the coordinators and professors at K State."

— Tritia Moneypenny '16

Read Tritia’s Story


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).


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The youth development master's degree is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

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