Human Development and Family Science (M.S.)

School of Human Sciences

The School of Human Sciences offers both the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). Students in the M.S. program may select either the thesis or non-thesis option. Non-thesis students take a comprehensive oral exam in lieu of the thesis. Doctoral students must complete a research dissertation.

Contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information regarding admission requirements and curriculum. Human Development and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and family development in a variety of contexts across the lifespan, from conception to later life.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies