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What will I learn?

UMSL’s Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program prepares students across multiple disciplines to be trauma-informed professionals who respond appropriately to experiences of traumatic stress and maltreatment in children and adolescents.

Mission Statement: In line with national standards provided by the Zero Abuse Project (ZAP), UM-St. Louis’ CAST program equips students through quality coursework including exposure to research and evidence-based responses to child abuse and neglect, as well as experiential learning opportunities, leading to better professional preparation and collaboration skills across multidisciplinary child-serving sectors.

Careers that Use CAST Skills: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Medicine, Speech Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Counseling, Education, and Law Enforcement.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (19 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$24,406.00 (18,11,840) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,

SAINT LOUIS,

Missouri,

63121, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Official transcripts: Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far. Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results. Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts. Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.

For international students

Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far.

Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results.

Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts.

Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.

Proof of English proficiency: This can be shown with an official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE-A score. The minimum requirements are 61 iBT TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS, or 44 PTE-A.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Missouri - St. Louis

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a global university in the heart of America, offering quality degrees in a world-class metropolitan location.

  • No. 63 in the Times Higher Education “Golden Age” rankings
  • Tier 1 national research university with STEM degrees
  • State-of-the-art, subject-specific facilities and labs
  • Low cost of living in a city with high starting salaries