The University of Akron - UAkron Online

Master of Arts

Child and Family Development

100% online

 Same expert faculty as in-person classes


Graduates will become leaders and innovators in the Child and Family Development field through an advanced interdisciplinary and experiential education that prepares professionals who will contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, and global communities through careers working with children and families.


  • Tailor your own path to success! Immerse yourself in interprofessional education in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Customize your journey by blending core courses with personalized options, aligning perfectly with your future career goals.
  • Embrace the flexibility you need! Set your pace, meet deadlines on your terms, and bid farewell to class schedules that clash with your work and family commitments.
  • Experience convenience! Our 8-week format for Foundational and Core program requirements. Focus on fewer classes at a time, accelerating your degree completion.
  • Finish faster! Our program can be completed in just 15 months. Your efficient and tailored academic future begins now!


To be eligible for the MA, applicants must have a confirmed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or better or a grade-point average of 3.25 for the last two years of undergraduate study.

Additional requirements include:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume