Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
College: Behavioral and Community Sciences
Department: Child and Family Studies
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The M.S. in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health is offered by the Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. This major will prepare students for careers in public and non-profit organizations serving youth and their families. This major will prepare students to serve in roles such as director, supervisor, case manager, evaluator, and consultant within these organizations. Students have the opportunity to focus their coursework on individual areas of interest, including leadership, developmental disabilities, research and evaluation, and youth and behavioral health.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
Three Letters of recommendation from academic, professional, and/or volunteer supervisors, preferably at least one letter from an academic faculty member
One page statement of goals/career objectives. This should include why you are applying to this particular program, how you believe the program can help you achieve your goals, and any relevant experience in child & adolescent behavioral health.
A Resume/CV outlining academic, professional, and/or volunteer work/experience
Writing sample submitted in Essay portion of the online application. This can be from previous coursework or something written in a professional setting.
Complete a background check prior to Field Experience placements (if necessary)