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Join unique experience with
MA program in

at the
University of Haifa, Israel
and gain practical tools to
improve the lives of children around the world.


child development

lead the future


 July 22-29, 75% off on application fee

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Program Description:

The International Master of Arts Program in Child Development was established with the goal of improving the lives of children around the world. The program is designed to train international experts who will focus on pressing questions regarding the nature of child development and how it applies to the lives of children and their families.


This unique interdisciplinary program aims to provide professionals with a comprehensive theoretical basis and an applied skillset that will be effective in influencing the well-being of children in a positive manner. The program is designed for professionals with experience working with children: social workers, occupational therapists, communication clinicians, physical therapists, public health nurses and nurses in pediatric departments, family and youth judges and family lawyers, special educators, public policy makers and others.

Program Highlights:

The program is made up of courses designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of child development from the vantage point of a number of different disciplines, so as to provide a holistic and encompassing understanding of the field in all its facets. Elements of study include developmental psychology, psychopathology, neuroscience, cognitive and language development, intervention and prevention, methodology and statistics, parenting, and child development in a cross-cultural environment. Workshops in clinical observation are also included.

The program is taught by leading lecturers in their areas of developmental research and clinical-therapeutic work. The program deals with theory, research and clinical applications and provides students with the following bases:

  1. Up-to-date theory and research in child development, theory and research on specific topics such as children with developmental disabilities, foster care, adoption and home care settings.

  2. Observation, evaluation and intervention methods with children in different settings.

  3. High level of academic excellence.

  4. Small study groups.

The one-year program is taught in English over two consecutive semesters and one semi-semester from October through the end of July. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts in Child Development

Highlighted Courses*:

  • Advanced Developmental Psychology 

  • Child Development in a Cross-cultural Perspective

  • Cognitive and Language Development and Emerging Literacy

  • Developmental Neuroscience

  • Workshop: Observation Methods - Children, Parents, Child Care Settings, Pre-schools and Schools


* The curriculum is subject to change without notice




Academic Excellence

Academically challenging programs that  provide students with most updated research frameworks and hands-on experience in the lab, field trips or applied projects





Study with students from over 40 countries, work with them through research, internship and volunteer opportunities and live alongside each other in the university dormitories


Throughout studies in Israel, the 3rd most innovative country in the world, enjoy innovation workshops and courses to boost your creative thinking and develop your abilities for innovation and leadership in any field


Situated in the city of Haifa on the top of the Mount Carmel with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, the University of Haifa provides an ideal setting for your Study Abroad and Master's  Studies experience in Israel.  The University of Haifa was founded in 1972 with a primary mission of the pursuit of excellence in academic research and high quality education. We believe that scientific breakthroughs require unconventional approaches that embrace creative and critical thinking. The University of Haifa invests vast resources in research that crosses disciplines and fields to create new "clouds of knowledge" that are compatible with the dynamic environment of the 21st century.

Under that belief, we at the University of Haifa International School offer 18 English-language Master's programs in a variety of disciplines. Our international students enjoy an unique study experience comprised of academic excellence, innovation and an inspiring mosaic of cultures, all designed to  equip students with the skills they need to succeed in their respective fields, and engender success in a highly competitive global market.

Join the International School at the University of Haifa and discover new interests and people, expand your knowledge base, and explore new cultures in an atmosphere of academic excellence, diversity and innovation.