School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Other Concentrations

Childhood Studies Concentration




This concentration is designed to enhance understanding of effectively working in the context of childhood experiences and family structure. Students will develop an appreciation of the diverse developmental path children and adolescents take and enhance their commitment to children’s welfare.  This concentration is excellent for students who are interested in graduate school programs in counseling or social work, and students who are interested in working as child-life specialists, child and family advocates, and in non-profit settings.

With advanced planning, students may be eligible for accelerated master's programs at Mason in the following areas:

  • Educational Psychology (MS)
  • Public Health (MPh)
  • Special Education (MEd).



All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities


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