Human Development and Family Science (Ph.D.)
Human Development and Family Science is the scientific study of human growth and development across the lifespan in diverse social and cultural settings.
The Ph.D. program in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) is a 72-credit degree program that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the familial, societal, and cultural factors that shape human development and family relationships. A primary focus is on scientific inquiry and research methodology employed in the field of Human Development and Family Science and in related disciplines such as education, psychology, social sciences, and women’s studies.
The program trains professionals for careers in academia, research, education, health, advocacy and non-profits among others.