Human Development and Family Science (M.S.)
This program is focused on the acquisition of basic knowledge of the dynamics of human development and family interaction, rather than clinical intervention. This knowledge is gained through in-depth examinations of theory and the basic and applied research of the field. The thesis experience allows even greater opportunity to develop unique specializations in conjunction with select faculty.
Students may choose to specialize in one of two broad content domains, or they may choose to integrate both of them. One sphere emphasizes the development of the child in the context of the family. A second specialty focuses on relationship patterns and dynamics among adult family members in their wider social context.