Child Development (Graduate Group)

Master of Science

Amanda Guyer, Ph.D., Group Chairperson

Group Office. 1315 Hart Hall; 530-754-4109;


Graduate Study. The Graduate Group in Child Development offers a multidisciplinary program leading to an M.S. degree. The program provides students with an opportunity to pursue a coordinated course of graduate study in the field of child development, which cuts across departmental boundaries. Students may complete a practicum working with children and families in the community, as well as the University’s Center for Child & Family Studies. Recipients of the degree gain sufficient background to engage in professions that directly (e.g., preschool, 4-H) or indirectly (e.g., social policy) involve children and families, obtain positions in teaching or research settings, or pursue further study leading to a doctorate in child development, human development, clinical psychology, or related fields.

Applicants seeking admissions and fellowships consideration must submit all materials by our priority December 15 deadline. The final admissions deadline is March 1. For more details, see

Graduate Advisor. Contact Group office.