Program Requirements

2020-2021 Academic Year
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Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study

Each student will be assigned an academic advisor by the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Department of Child and Youth Study. This advisor will be a faculty member of the Department of Child and Youth Study. The academic advisor will be responsible for overseeing the student’s program. The student and academic advisor will prepare the student’s program in compliance with program requirements. Each student’s program will be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Committee (CYS) for approval. Students wishing to take coursework at another university while registered at the Mount must comply with Mount Saint Vincent University regulations regarding transfer of credit and obtain the necessary Letter of Permission (LOP). Any changes to a student’s program must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and Graduate Admissions Committee (CYS).

Program Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 5.0 units, including a 1.0 unit thesis. Academic standing and grading criteria as outlined in sections 2.2.13 Graduate Level Grading Scheme and 2.2.12 Academic Standing will be followed.

Required Courses

  • 0.5 unit GCYS 6011
  • 0.5 unit GCYS 6012
  • 0.5 unit GCYS 6013
  • 0.5 unit GCYS 6014
  • 1.0 unit GCYS 6130
  • 0.5 unit GEPY 6608 or equivalent statistics course

❏ 0.5 unit of research methods from the following list or as approved by the Child and Youth Study Graduate Committee:

GEDU 6100                0.5 unit
GEDU 6107                0.5 unit
GFSG 6606                0.5 unit

❏ 1.0 unit of graduate level electives

Note: Elective courses within the Graduate Child and Youth Study Department, within other departments at the Mount or other universities may be selected.

A maximum of 1.0 unit may be taken by directed study or special topics courses in GCYS, as listed below.

GCYS 6190                0.5 unit
GCYS 6029                0.5 unit
GCYS 6039                0.5 unit

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

For information on previous years, please consult the University Academic Calendars web page.

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