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Child, Youth, And Family Studies

Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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Child, Youth, And Family Studies at Portland State University is an interdisciplinary blend of liberal arts education and professional preparation for those planning careers with children, youth, and families.  

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Students of the Child, Youth, And Family Studies at Portland State University  earn to situate children and young people in current and historical social, political, and cultural contexts while developing the skills to practice effectively in youth work, education, social work, hospital, child welfare, early childhood, and other settings centering children, youth, and families.


You can go in many different directions with a degree in Child, Youth, and Family Studies. Our innovative interdisciplinary program will equip you with a blend of professional preparation and academic rigor.

Through 300 hours of hands-on practicum experience, you will develop both practical professional skills and build relationships with education and social service professionals that will help you achieve your career goals. With a CYFS degree, you join a long list of other values-driven change agents including:

  • Early childhood educators 
  • Elementary and secondary educators
  • Special educators
  • Human services professionals, case managers, and counselors
  • Outreach workers
  • Residential care treatment providers
  • Child welfare workers

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • ABCs of ECE
  • Youth and Youth Work
  • Working with Diverse Families
  • Queer Families 
  • Sex & the Family
  • American Families in Film and Television

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29286 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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