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Child Development

University of Haifa
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Haifa
English
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10,690 USD
Child Development

Program description

Child Development

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children at risk in developing countries around the world by training and promoting professional leadership that will advance various agendas to achieve this objective. The program is offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Child Development and the International School, University of Haifa. Taught in English, the full-time, one-year program is designed to train the next generation of international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families in developing countries.

This unique program equips future professionals with a comprehensive theoretical basis and an applied skillset that will be effective in influencing the well-being of children and their families in a positive manner.

Admission requirements

  • Accredited BA in relevant academic disciplines related to social services for children: social work, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, physical therapy, nursing, early childhood education, psychology, and law.
  • Copy of diploma and unofficial transcript
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% or equivalent
  • At least three years of experience working with children and families. Preference will be given to individuals who already demonstrate experience in leadership positions in their respective fields.
  • English test scores might be required if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English. In such event, we will consider each candidate on an individual basis, also based on further evidence attesting to mastery of the English language.
  • Three letters of recommendation from university faculty members and/or senior professionals in the field
  • Statement of Purpose (500 words) - Please state your specific interests with respect to the International Child Development MA program. Your career objectives, intended area of specialization, and research interests and experience are of particular interest
  • Personal History Statement (500 words) - Please discuss how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree in Child Development. You may include any professional, educational or personal experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your decision.

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Program content

There are also a series of guest lectures by leading scholars from various disciplines where topics covered have included early child care, child maltreatment; environment and genetics; orphanages, foster care, adoption, traumatic stress, drama therapy, sleep and child development; political violence and child soldiers; and children’s rights.

Tuition fees

For international students tuition and fees for the full 2019-2020 academic year is $US 10,690*.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

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University of Haifa

University of Haifa

Situated on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, and nestled beside the Carmel National Forest, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your International Study Abroad and Graduate Studies experience. The...


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University of Haifa

199 Abba Hushi Blvd. Mount Carmel
3498838 Haifa
Israel

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