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Child and Family Development, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #350 (BCR) , MO,
The University of Central Missouri's Child and Family Development program can prepare you to work effectively with individuals and families in our diverse and multi-faceted society. In turn, this improves the quality of life for individuals and families.

About

The degree in Child and Family Development from University of Central Missouri enables students to work with children and families in various settings. Due to the changes and diversities among modern families, there is an increasing demand for Child and Family Development Professionals. Opportunities are available in:

  • state/federal level are anticipated due to the massive retirement of the baby boomer generation
  • graduate school in related field such as Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling, Family Law, Special Education, Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Counseling, and Human Development and Family Sciences.

Career

  • Preschool Educator
  • Child Care Center Director
  • Before and After School Program Coordinator
  • Recreation Coordinator for Children
  • Family Life Educator
  • Foster Care Counselor
  • Family Planning Educator
  • Adoption Counselor
  • Parenting Educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Individual and Family Relationships
  • Observation of Children
  • Family Systems and Lifespan Development
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Youth Culture and Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the International Student Application
  • Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee
  • Prove English proficiency
  • Provide financial support letter
  • Provide a bank statement with adequate funds
  • Official Transcripts 
  • Photocopy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    235 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 235 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Warrensburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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