Human Enviromental Sciences (Ph.D.)

Department of Human Development & Family Science

The PhD program is designed with student individuality in mind. You have unique career goals and research interests, and we'll help you reach your goals through individualized learning plans and built-in opportunities for research and teaching. A PhD from Mizzou allows you to pursue careers in research, college or university teaching, or leadership positions in public and private institutions.

As a PhD student, you will complete coursework, a comprehensive exam, and a dissertation. Although you will develop an individualized course plan, all coursework covers a core of theory, research methods, statistics, HDFS content, and a collateral area of your choosing. 

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies