Human Development and Family Studies, M.S.
The MS in Human Development and Family Studies requires a minimum of 40 credit hours (including thesis) and prepares graduates to conduct research or to embark on a doctoral program of study.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to a review of the admission materials required by The Graduate School, the department considers the compatibility of the student’s interest areas with those of the faculty and with curriculum emphasis, as well as the student’s availability for full-time graduate study.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 40 credit hours
|Contemporary Research in Family Studies|
|Contemporary Research in Human Development|
|Theories of Human Development|
|Race, Class, and Culture|
|Professional Seminar II|
|College Teaching in Human Development and Family Studies|
|Area of Specialization||6|
Select 6 credits *
|Statistics and Methodology||9|
|Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education|
|Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments|
|Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies|
|Research (Capstone Experience)||6|
Area of specialization courses are selected jointly by the student and the faculty advisory committee. All 6 credits must be fulfilled through content courses, and at least 3 of the 6 credits must be taken within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Please note that research methods and statistics cannot count as area of specialization courses for the MS degree.