Graduate School Option for Child Development and Family Relations Majors

As a UMaine Child Development and Family Relations major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

UMaine Double Up Options

MS in Human Development – The Double Up degree in Human Development is designed to provide advanced training with special emphasis on child development and family relations. Apply by Jan 31 of your Junior Year. Minimum 3.5 GPA required.

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

MA Communications – The MA in Communications offers tracks in Communication and Mass Communication, combining historical and contemporary theories with research skills necessary to explore and contribute to knowledge; and the ability to apply knowledge beyond the classroom in public and private organizations.

MS in Human Development – The degree in Human Development is designed to provide advanced training with special emphasis on child development and family relations. The curriculum is designed to train students in the fundamentals of professional practice in agencies serving children, adolescents, adults and families and to provide students with advanced content in one or more research areas (e.g., early childhood, human sexuality, family relationships).

Master of Social Work – The UMaine MSW is committed to preparing ethical, competent, effective advanced generalist social workers capable of practicing with a high degree of autonomy and skill in diverse social welfare settings. The program integrates research, teaching, and social work practice — building strong linkages between faculty, students and the wider community.

MA in Global Policy – A degree in Global Policy is an international service degree with concentrations in Environmental Policy, Trade & Commerce, and Security & Foreign Policy. The interdisciplinary curriculum consists of a wide array of thematic and geographical courses, which allows students to cultivate an independent approach to political, social, economic, and environmental issues from a variety of perspectives.