Youth Development and Family Sciences (Ph.D.)

Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences

This program is designed to prepare you to conduct high-impact research addressing the problems, issues, and needs relevant to developing youth, their families, and the communities in which they live. The PhD is appropriate whether you plan to pursue a tenure-track faculty position or a career in the government, nonprofit, or private sectors.

Research in this field answers questions related to how human growth and development, interpersonal and family processes and systems, and community contexts influence the behavioral, psychosocial, and socio-emotional well-being of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Youth, Family, and Community Services
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Director of Graduate Studies