Family Social Science (Ph.D.)

Department of Family Social Science

The Family Social Science doctoral program offers you a unique program of study using the insights and methods of the social sciences to examine how families work within various contexts and cultures. You will learn to:

  • integrate family theory, research, and practice
  • produce scholarly research
  • develop effective and innovative teaching skills

Your program of study will include research and coursework across the breadth of family social science, including child adjustment in families; families and culture; families and financial decisions; family formation and intergenerational studies; families, loss, and trauma; and intimate family relationships. Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized leaders and researchers committed to your success. 

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Family Science
Couple and Family Therapy
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies