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master

Degree

Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study (Thesis-Based)

master

Degree

Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study (Thesis-Based)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $13,304 CAD

  • Application fee

    $50 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    3 out of 4

Highlights
Research

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Internship

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 15-February-2023 2023-02-15
Winter-January 02-November-2022 2022-11-02

Overview

Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study

The Master of Arts program in Child and Youth Study will help you to develop an understanding of issues that affect children and youth in our region, in Canada, and around the world

In this thesis-based program, you will conduct focused and relevant original research in areas like early intervention, child and youth development, social justice, race and ethnic relations, child and youth health and wellness, play, and more.

Mount Saint Vincent University's Master’s program builds on the knowledge and skills you developed through undergraduate education and practical experience. 

In both coursework and thesis research, you’ll delve into the theories that support the practices of professionals who work in the field of child and youth study.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$21,297

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,260
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,993
Tuition 1 person $13,304

Hourly wage

Min wage

13.35 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Child & Youth Study, Education, Psychology, Family Studies & Gerontology, Sociology)
  • Language proficiency test
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
6.5
listening
6.5
writing
6.5
speaking
6.5
reading

TOEFL

93
23
listening
23
writing
23
speaking
23
reading

PTE

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Students conditionally admitted to a graduate program of study, who have an IELTS score between 6.5 and 6.9 or the equivalent, will be required to successfully complete the Graduate Preparatory Program (GPP)

The GPP is designed to ensure that incoming graduate students have a high level of English language proficiency and a strong orientation to Canadian academic culture. 

The GPP consists of an intensive term-long 15 hour/week program offered by the International Education Centre (IEC) and an undergraduate academic course. 

The course is determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee for the student’s intended program of study and indicated on the student’s data form. This course is normally taken concurrently with the IEC program.


Academic background and requirement

Students will normally have completed a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum of a B average (GPA of 3.0), preferably in a social science area (e.g., early childhood; child and youth study; psychology; education; social work; family studies; sociology).

Credit for the following undergraduate courses is required of applicants:

  • statistics
  • research methods
  • human developmental psychology in areas of childhood and/or adolescence.

Where there are deficiencies, students may be required to complete additional coursework with a minimum B grade for admission into the program.

Applicants must have experience in an area related to the child and youth field. 

Those without relevant experience admitted to the MA(CYS) will be required to complete GCYS 6609 in their first year; this course is not counted toward the 5.0 units required for graduation.

Career opportunities

  • Children’s centres' worker
  • Youth care worker
  • Community services worker
  • Special needs coordinator
  • University and college instructor
  • Leader
  • Researcher
  • Educator

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