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The School of Human Sciences provides education, research, and outreach programs related to human interaction and relation ships, early childhood, child life, youth, adult and family studies and teacher education in Family and Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Education. In addition, selected School programs focus on commerce, marketing and using technology for problem solving and designing programs and projects.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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HDFS offers an interdisciplinary approach to individual and family development across the lifespan. As one of the premier departments of its kind, we focus on child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, biological aspects of human development, family studies, intervention research, and developmental research methods. The family studies emphasis focuses on the human family: its evolution, history, and function and on relationships among family members throughout the life cycle. Students study communication patterns, power, decision making, problem solving, and intergenerational relations. Students study links between individual and family behavior and the wider community, for example, the relationship among parental employment, family dynamics, and patterns of child development. Students also learn about family and social, economic, and race influences; gender relations; and cultural variation in family structure. Family studies is integrated in teaching and research with the other areas of the department, for example, combining family and developmental perspectives.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The Department of Health and Human Development administers a variety of curricula at the undergraduate level that prepares students for various careers in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) including early childhood education and family and consumer sciences. At the graduate level programs are offered in Counseling (marriage and family, mental health and school) and Food, Family and Community Health Sciences. The counseling program is accredited by CACREP.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The mission of the FACS Department is to provide knowledge and skills that will enhance the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. We strive to foster healthy relationships between people and their diverse environments, focusing on the integration of physical, biological, cultural, economic and social influences on human behavior, lifespan development, and health. These relationships are examined in the context of clothing and fashion, nutrition and food, family life and resource management.

Through education, scholarly engagement, and community service, our programs and profession focus on understanding critical issues affecting individuals, families and communities. These include: family services; child care and youth services; nutrition and wellness; medical nutrition therapy; food management; food security; appearance and clothing; globalization of fashion;access to resources including food, shelter, and clothing; and the production and distribution of related services and products.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology Program equips its students to serve with excellence as Christian mental health professionals by providing the highest quality of rigorous academic training, guided professional development, and integrative faith-based learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Counseling Program at the University of Colorado Denver offers three programs leading to a Master of Arts degree: Couple and Family Counseling, Clinical Menatl Health, and School Counseling. The programs are 63 semester hours. They all involve a practicum (150 clock hours) in our campus counseling center and an internship (600 clock hours) in a placement in the community. Extensive use of live supervision is employed by faculty and clinic supervisors.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

Child and Family Studies provides the tools for understanding and working with children and families in a variety of settings. The program of study focuses primarily on the various stages of human growth and development over the life span, families in society, diverse relationships within families, human sexuality, family resource management, parenting and family law and public policy. Students in this program are trained to intergrate knowledge of child/adolescent development, adult life stages and human relations into service-oriented assistance.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the development of families and individuals across the life span. Students learn to identify factors that influence cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and later adulthood in the contexts of culture and family. Faculty research interests and expertise encompass the entire lifespan and embrace a range of interests at the intersection of basic and applied research. Faculty research areas include:

  • Risk, Resilience, and Developmental Psychopathology
  • Treatment, Intervention, and Prevention Science
  • Emotion, Regulation, and Relational Processes
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Cultural Context and Diversity
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

HDFS has several opportunities for graduate study. The Ph.D. Program in Applied Developmental Science (ADS)offers graduate training in research and its application to issues that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

At the Master's level, the Department offers a Master of Science degree in HDFS, with two different tracks: The Prevention Science program and the Marriage and Family Therapy program.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program is housed within the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences. HDFS offers an interdisciplinary approach to individual and family development across the lifespan. We value a holistic perspective that includes nurturing and fostering physical, intellectual, emotional, and social dimensions of human life. We focus on child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, biological aspects of human development, family studies, intervention research, and developmental research methods. 

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers undergraduate majors in Early Childhood Education, with a certification from birth to second grade and in human services, with concentrations in clinical services, administration and family policy, Community Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. These curricula prepare students for careers with diverse individuals and families throughout the lifespan. The department also offers two graduate programs:  a Masters in human development and family studies, and a Ph.D. in human development and family studies. All HDFS programs are interdisciplinary and emphasize risk and resilience, multi-cultural issues, disabilities and prevention and intervention. The graduate programs in Human Development and Family Studies focus on early childhood education, adolescent development and nonprofit management and leadership.  The Ph.D. program is designed to develop researchers who will teach at the university level, will work in child and family policy positions, and will administer large scale programs supporting children and families. 

Areas of Study
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
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Accredited Institute

The HDFS department includes a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, a M.S. in Marriage and Family Studies, a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and a specialization in gerontology. The B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies has approximately 360 students, carries the CFLE certification, and offers both on-line and on-campus deliveries. The M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy has 25 students and is one of the longest accredited programs in COAMFTE. The HDFS department has 12 fulltime faculty and staff.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
CFLE Approved
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Accredited Institute

The Department of Human Development and Family Science engages in research, teaching, outreach, and the preparation of scholars and professionals to enhance the lives of individuals and families. We focus on the nature and process of human development over the life span, the dynamics of couple and family relationships, conditions in the family, community, and society that enhance, support, and impede individual development and family well-being, early child development/education/day care, dysfunctional family systems/family therapy and family life education. The program houses a Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, with 4 therapy rooms, 4 observation rooms, and 3 AAMFT approved supervisors.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling (MA-MFTC) is designed for persons who wish to pursue licensure in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy and/or Counseling and who desire a training that integrates Christian theology with the theory and practice of family therapy and counseling. Biblical and theological studies are integrated throughout the coursework and 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. This is a two-year (24 month) program.  Dual degree programs are also available, combining the MA-MFTC degree with an MA in Biblical or Theological Studies or with an M. Div. degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Continuance in the program is contingent upon the students' intra- and interpersonal skills and/or functioning. 

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University offers graduate programs in School Counseling, Marriage, Couple,and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Student Affairs. The School Counseling program meets requirements for p-12 certification for Kentucky and is holds CACREP accreditation

The Marriage, Couple,and Family Counseling and Professional Counseling programs are CACREP accredited and meet the academic requirements for licensure in Kentucky. The Department's faculty prioritize the practical aspects of counseling and student affairs expecting students to learn how to apply theory, knowledge, skills and research in diverse cultural and work settings.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

HDFS provides outstanding undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level education in family studies and human development across the life span. Among the top programs of its kind, HDFS offers an interdisciplinary approach to family relationships, child and adolescent development, early childhood education, adult development and aging, as well as child and family intervention, prevention, and policy studies. The program is served by a faculty of thirteen, four of whom hold integrated appointments with UW-Extension. All of the faculty are professionally active with strong records of national and international scholarship. Faculty conduct basic research to understand families and their members and applied research and outreach to enhance individual and family life. 

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
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Accredited Institute

The Child and Family Development Program offers undergraduate degrees in 2 areas of study, 3 interdisciplinary certificates, and 1 Masters degree options. Approximately 300 undergraduates and 10 Masters students are seeking degrees. Our students study with majors from a variety of disciplines and professions, including health related disciplines, human services, art, social work, education, business, and the social sciences. Students in child development and family development all undergo a 200 clock hour internship at professional sites throughout the northeast Ohio area, as well as hands-on experience as part of their course work at child development centers and community agencies.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The mission of the Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department is to prepare scholarly professionals who contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, communities and the institutions, industries and businesses which serve them. CFS/D curricula provide liberal and professional education in interior design, apparel design & merchandising, dietetics, nutrition & foodservice management, and child & family sciences. In addition, the Department fulfills California's Educational Master Plan by providing a comprehensive family and consumer sciences curriculum. The mission is aligned with the goals, mission, strategic goals of SFSU.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The Graduate School of Counseling, of the College of Education at George Fox Univeristy provides training in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. We currently have 11 full-time faculty, with campuses in both Portland and Salem and a clinic and practicum training center. All courses incorporate the Integration of faith and psychology themes and meet at convenient times for adults coming back to school for further training.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

APUS is an online-only university. The child and family development program focuses on the family as a unit, how family members communicate and interact, the external influences upon the family, and conditions that influence human growth and the development of the individual within the context of the family. Additionally, the program emphasizes basic processes in child development, exploring the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth to adolescence, and prepares graduates for working with children in a variety of educational settings.

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Accredited Institute

The Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences at North Carolina State University offers graduate distance education programs designed to prepare and strengthen current and future professionals who work with youth and/or families in community-based settings.

Our graduate faculty members are field experts who strive to create positive and applied learning environments that prepare students to excel in their professional careers. We are student-focused, recognizing that our students bring talent and knowledge into the classroom. We encourage student development by building on their strengths and cultivating their unique career interests.

We offer a fully online graduate program, which allows our students the flexibility they need to be successful.

Our program is designed for both traditional and non-traditional students, incorporating synchronous and asynchronous learning options that provide students with opportunities to either focus on one foundational area within youth, family, or community sciences, or gain a broad perspective of working with individuals across the lifespan.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
CFLE Approved
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Accredited Institute

The major in child development prepares students for a variety of professional specialties. Graduates with competencies in this major find positions in preschools, day care centers, schools, hospitals, clinics, residential institutions, counseling centers, mental health centers, public welfare agencies, family service agencies, family planning clinics, community programs, business and industry, and government agencies. Students may prepare for teaching credentials and specialized certification (e.g., a teacher of single/multiple subjects in elementary or secondary education, or a family life educator). The Child Development major provides preparation for graduate study in child or family development, social work, counselor or special education, law and the social sciences. Descriptions of career opportunities of the major and ways to meet credential and certification requirements are available from the undergraduate adviser.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The Seton Hill University Marriage and Family Therapy program is guided by a commitment to understanding and respecting cultural diversity. We work from the premise that human differences are important and valuable. Therefore the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seton Hill is designed to educate students in family systems theory and clinical techniques with special emphasis upon understanding family process within a broader socio-cultural context.

What distinguishes marriage and family therapists from other disciplines is this emphasis on relationships as an important factor for mental health. What distinguishes Seton Hill's Marriage and Family Therapy Program from other, similar programs is a training model committed to social diversity and development of the self of the therapist as the most essential tool in clinical work.

This emphasis is consistent with the University's graduate studies philosophy, which encourages students to recognize multi-cultural contexts and the role of privilege and oppression. We also encourage students to become aware of their personal values and how these values affect professional practice, in order that they may act responsibly as agents of social change.

We believe in the power of relationships - within families, and among individuals - and we prepare clinicians who work from a systemic and relational perspective in addressing issues related to mental health. Our belief in the power of relationships means we work to create a learning environment that is collaborative, diverse and empowering. This is not only our educational strategy; it is also our way of living our values.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The Department of Human Development at Washington State University is a multidisciplinary department devoted to understanding the nature of human development across the lifespan. Through our teaching, research, and outreach programs, we promote the healthy development of children, adults, and their families in the state of Washington and throughout the nation. We offer a B.A. degree in Human Development at the Vancouver and the Pullman campuses, as well as a B.A. in Human Development via distance. A Ph.D in Prevention Science is available on the Pullman, Vancouver and Spokane campuses.  Members of our faculty are involved in a range of research projects involving children and their families and in outreach activities through our youth and family extension programs. We run preschool programs on both the Pullman and Vancouver campuses. All undergraduate human development majors complete an internship to help prepare them for a career in the field or graduate study. Our graduates are employed in a variety of educational and social services settings throughout the U.S.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Undergraduate
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The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) explores the psychological, social, and biopsychosocial processes that lead individuals and families to a spectrum of outcomes, from productivity, health, and well-being at one end to illness, dysfunction, and distress at the other. HDFS at UT-Austin is a dynamic program that is among the nation's best interdisciplinary departments. Our faculty are award-winning teachers, leaders in prestigious scientific societies, recipients of national and international awards for outstanding research accomplishments and distinguished careers, and recipients of major grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and numerous private foundations. Our senior faculty are among the elite researchers in the discipline, and our junior faculty are some of the field's brightest up and coming stars.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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