Human Development and Family Science (M.A.)

School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences

The Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Science at Kent State University provides students with advanced knowledge in the fields of family sciences and human development and the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary research and community outreach skills. 

Graduates are prepared for leadership and teaching positions in the social services, junior and community colleges, cooperative extension, and/or for pursuing doctoral-level study.

The HDFS graduate program allows students to align their capstone experience to meet their professional goals. You can choose to complete a Master’s Project, which offers the opportunity to approach research and theory in an applied manner, or a Master’s Thesis, where you will conduct original research.

CFLE Approved
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies