Human Development (Ph.D.)

Department of Human Development and Family Science

We offer four content-focus areas within our Human Development program: Adult Development and Aging (ADA), Child and Adolescent Development (CAD), Family Studies (FS), and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).

The focus areas that students choose reflect their general interests, although these areas may overlap. The MFT focus is the most distinct because students in this area engage in clinical practice and supervision, and they also complete an internship during their fourth year.

  • Adult Development and Aging (M.S. to Ph.D., Ph.D. in Human Development) 
  • Child and Adolescent Development (M.S. to Ph.D., Ph.D. in Human Development) 
  • Family Studies (M.S. to Ph.D., Ph.D. in Human Development) 
  • Human Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (Ph.D. in Human Development) 
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S. in Human Development) 
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Director of Graduate Studies