Future students

Sibylle Artz and Thais Amorim
In a recent survey of MA and PhD graduates, 88 per cent rated the quality of faculty mentoring they received as either extremely high or very high. Pictured here are PhD student Thais Amorim and professor Sibylle Artz.

Why choose child and youth care at UVic?

The field of child and youth care has seen unprecedented growth and change during the past decade. For over three decades, the School of Child and Youth Care has been an acknowledged leader in the field and is one of the oldest undergraduate programs of its kind in North America.

Additionally, our MA and PhD graduates take leadership roles at provincial, national and international levels in the broad field of child and youth care.


  • learn from field leaders and innovators
  • flexible program options
  • field experience
  • global practicum opportunities
  • credit for prior learning (certificates or diplomas)

Learn more about our undergraduate program.

Distance undergraduate

  • study where you live
  • increased flexibility
  • work while pursuing your education
  • apply what you're learning directly to your work environment
  • interact with students and instructors though web-based course environments

Learn more about distance education.


  • integrate theory, research and practice in the field
  • develop approaches for promoting health and well-being
  • flexible program delivery
  • teaching and research assistant opportunities
  • financial assistance

Learn more about our MA and PhD programs.