Human Development and Child Studies

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456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
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Oakland University is now partnering with the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Michigan scholarship program to provide tuition assistance to eligible students pursuing a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education or related major at Oakland University. For more information, including eligibility guidelines, please visit the MiAEYC website.

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Our ABA program is currently approved under the 4th edition Task List and pending approval, for the 5th edition Task List. 


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Applications for Fall 2020 will be accepted starting in September 2019.  Admission is competitive and an interview is required.


The Department of Human Development and Child Studies provides an exceptional educational experience that promotes and celebrates educational excellence. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing a supportive environment that facilitates learning and the development of students as they pursue their studies in these disciplines.

A variety of Early Childhood and Special Education graduate programs are offered. Please see left side-bar menu for details on these options.

Application deadlines for all programs:
  • February 15 (early) April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
  • October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester
  • March 1 (regular) for summer semester
International applicants

Certain programs have designated starting terms; not all can start any term.