twu masters in child development

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

The master’s degree in child development covers child growth and development from infancy through adolescence, including cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Students explore major theories and empirical research on child development and how it applies to work with children and families.

Gain marketable skills:

  • Practical application of child development knowledge in work with children and families
  • Ability to critically consume research literature
  • Ability to apply research evidence to professional practice
  • Developmental assessment skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Degree completion in as little as 12 months, or 31 credit hours*
  • Up to 100% online
  • Face-to-face course options in Denton
  • Thesis or Professional Option
  • Knowledgeable and supportive faculty with expertise in child development, child life and developmental psychology

*Individual requirements may varyCourse Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Child care administration
  • Child and family advocacy
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Community outreach
  • Parent education

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.S. in Child Development

Program Contact

Melissa McInnis Brown, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Application Deadlines

No deadline – Rolling admissions

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Submit the following documents to [email protected] 
    • Curriculum Vita/Resume highlighting relevant educa

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