Infant Family Practice, MAS

At a Glance: program details

Learn ways of practice that are developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs of young children.

ASU is not currently accepting applications for this program.

Program Description

Degree Awarded: MAS Infant Family Practice

This self-contained, accelerated MAS program in infant-family practice provides high-quality coursework and supervised internship experiences designed to train professionals to work in prevention and intervention programs serving families with infants, toddlers and preschool-age children.

Coursework prepares students for professional endorsement of the Infant/Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona for culturally sensitive, relationship-based practice promoting infant mental health.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum Plan Options

  • 30 credit hours and a portfolio

Required Core (12 credit hours)

Practicum (9 credit hours)

Other Requirements (6 credit hours)

Research (3 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
The Master of Applied Science in infant-family practice requires successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours and an applied project, including required coursework and an internship in a community placement approved by the faculty of the master's degree program in infant-family practice. Internships are expected to last approximately 12 months.

Students must meet the expectations of the agency supervising their internship.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in a related field such as counseling, psychology, and family and human development.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. a personal statement
  4. three letters of recommendation
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of their current residency.

The letters of recommendation should be from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic background.

GRE scores are not required for this program.

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Career Opportunities

Many career paths are available to graduates with this degree. A few examples are:

  • child abuse prevention
  • child welfare
  • early childhood education and child care administration
  • early intervention
  • family support
  • home visiting
  • infant and early childhood mental health

Program Contact Information

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