University of Montana, Missoula

Global Youth Development

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This program enables students to understand the needs of children and families in their own and other cultures, with an emphasis on developing applied competencies necessary for effective service in intercultural settings. The degree from Global Youth Development (GYD) requires one year of on-campus coursework, with classes in psychology, counseling, anthropology, social work, conflict resolution, and nonprofit management; the second year involves a full-time intercultural internship. The program is recognized as a partner school with the U.S. Peace Corps, which provides one option for fulfilling the internship requirement. GYD students must also submit a professional project or thesis to a faculty committee prior to graduation.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Lindsey Nichols, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Program Director
211A PJW College of Education and Human Sciences
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-5820

Degrees Available