Applied Human Development and Family Sciences (M.S.)

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Our M.S. in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences (AHDFS) is designed to provide you professional career enhancement for programming and administration in family social services and child development in the community and government agencies including:

  • Youth programming
  • Aging services
  • Child life programs in hospitals
  • Infant and child care programs
  • Family support services
  • Family life
  • Parenting education
  • Social services
  • Juvenile services
  • Child welfare services

This degree also augments advanced graduate work and research as well as college teaching. The AHDFS program includes the study of theories, research, and prevention/intervention/practice, and their interaction across the lifespan of individual development within the context of family and social systems.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
Department Chair