Certificates available in Youth Development or Youth Development Management & Evaluation. A graduate certificate can complement a master’s degree in a related field such as education, social work, or other human services, or provide working professionals with additional skills needed to advance their career.

Curriculum

Youth Development

Course List
Code Title Credits
HDFS 710 Foundations of Youth Development 3
HDFS 711 Youth Development 3
Select 2 courses from the following: 6

HDFS 712

Positive Youth Development in Community Settings  

HDFS 713

Adolescents and Their Families  

HDFS 714

Contemporary Youth Issues 1  

HDFS 715

Youth Culture  

HDFS 719

Youth Policy  

HDFS 730

Youth-Adult Relationships  

HDFS 790

Graduate Seminar 1  
Total Credits 12
1

With approval of topic by advisor.

Youth Development Management & Evaluation

Course List
Code Title Credits
HDFS 710 Foundations of Youth Development 3
HDFS 717 Design and Evaluation of Youth Programs 3
HDFS 718 Youth Development Personnel and Program Management 3
Select one course from the following: 3

HDFS 712

Positive Youth Development in Community Settings  

HDFS 714

Contemporary Youth Issues 1  

HDFS 719

Youth Policy  

HDFS 790

Graduate Seminar 1  
Total Credits 12
1

With approval of topic by advisor.