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Child Studies (MA)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Description:Concordia University's Master of Arts in Child Studies provides an individualized and exciting way to enter the world of children from a variety of scholarly and practical perspectives. The program provides students the opportunity to examine critically a variety of issues relating to children and education (pre-school to high school) from multiple perspectives: developmental, cognitive, social, and cultural. These issues may be related to the child in the family, the community, or the school environment, and may include areas of concentration in daycare, play and socialization, curriculum and instruction, learning in the content areas, children and technology, exceptionalities, and language development.

Students working toward the M.A. Child Studies collaborate closely with program faculty who are prominent professionals, researchers, as well as active practitioners. These individualized partnerships make the M.A. Child Studies program a unique and fulfilling experience for all students.
URL:Child Studies (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,233
National: $9,994
International: $21,116
Careers:Early Childhood Educators and Assistants

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants to the program culminating in the degree of Master of Arts in Child Studies are selected on the basis of past academic performance, letters of recommendation, field experience, and the relevance of their individual interests to the areas of specialization of the program faculty. To be accepted into the program, a student is required to have an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a significant concentration of courses in child study, education, or a related discipline. In addition, at least one year of professional experience in the field of childcare, education, or a related area or areas is desirable.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Application form and fee. Curriculum vitae. 3 letters of reference (academic assessment forms are available on the application site). Two academic references are required and one should be professional. Statement of purpose. Permanent Residents, neither English nor French speaking: English Department Placement Test and must achieve the level of ENGL 212 or higher. International applicants whose first language is neither English nor French: iBTOEFL (90+) or paper-based TOEFL (577+), or IELTS (7.0+). Official transcripts (graduate and undergraduate) for all previous university studies (complete and incomplete); if the transcript is in a language other than English or French, official translations are required along with the original language transcripts. Proof of Canadian citizenship, Permanent resident status, or refugee status.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 24, 2018

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