Online Graduate Certificate Options

Why Mizzou HDFS Online?

  • Flexible timeline to completion
  • Ability to work full-time while earning a graduate degree
  • Reduced tuition for military members and their families
  • Streamlined applied focus to prepare you for the career you want
  • Interact with students and professors from across the nation
  • Take charge of your learning and career growth
  • Certificate students are considered degree-seeking students and are eligible for financial aid
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Online Graduate Certificate Options:

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A certificate in youth development is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields. Areas include youth-serving organizations like 4-H; Boys and Girls Club; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; community recreation facilities; correctional professions; elementary, middle and high school educators; and extension educators.

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Youth Development Specialist (13 credits)

Required:

HDFS 7231: Foundations of Youth Development (1)

And any four of the following courses (12 credits):

HDFS 8234: Adolescents and their Families (3)
HDFS 8236: Federal and State Policies that Impact Youth Development (3)
HDFS 8237: Youth Culture (3)
HDFS 8239: Community Youth Development (3)
HDFS 8240: Youth Development (3)
HDFS 7001: Topics in Contemporary Youth Issues (3)

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A certificate in youth development is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields. Areas include youth-serving organizations like 4-H; Boys and Girls Club; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; community recreation facilities; correctional professions; elementary, middle and high school educators; and extension educators.

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Youth Program Management and Evaluation (13 credits)

Required:

HDFS 7231: Foundations of Youth Development (1)

And any four of the following courses (12 credits):

HDFS 8235: Administration and Program Management (3)
HDFS 8232: Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research (3)
HDFS 8238: Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation (3)
HDFS 8236: Federal and State Policies that Impact Youth Development (3)
HDFS 7001: Topics in Contemporary Youth Issues (3)

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A certificate in gerontology is ideal for professionals in a variety of aging-related fields. Areas include senior-services organizations like centers on aging; senior centers; nursing homes; assisted, independent and aging-in-place living facilities; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; and extension educators.

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Gerontology (21 credits)

Required (15 credits):
HDFS 7252: Adult Development (3)
HDFS 8251: Perspectives in Gerontology (3)
HDFS 8253: Physical Health and Aging (3)
HDFS 8254: Program Evaluation and Research Methods (3)
HDFS 8258: Professional Seminar in Gerontology (3)

Suggested Electives (6 credits):

HDFS 7233: Basic Grant Development and Management (1)
HDFS 7235: Administration and Program Management (3)
HDFS 7255: Aging Policy (3)
HDFS 7256: Environments and Aging (3)
HDFS 7257: Aging and the Family (3)
HDFS 7259: Mental Health and Aging (3)
HDFS 7260: Women and Aging (3)
HDFS 7261: Biological Principles of Aging (3)
HDFS 7262: Long-term care Administration (3)
HDFS 8238: Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation (3)
HDFS 8972: Internship (3)