11:28 a.m., Nov. 19, 2010----The Department of Human Development and Family Studies will host an open house showcasing its master's and doctoral programs, as well as its graduate certificate programs, from 4-5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3 in Room 202 of Old Alison Hall.
A panel of faculty and current graduate students will be present to discuss the focus of the programs, the application procedure, funding availability and research and teaching opportunities.
The strengths of the department's M.S./Ph.D. programs lie in applied research in child and adolescent development, with a particular emphasis on resiliency and prevention, diversity and globalization, and disabilities. The focus of the program is on applying theory and research to practice as they relate to human development and family systems. Training in applied research and service learning experiences are integrated into the curriculum. The department's doctoral program is ranked among the nation s best in the newest National Research Council assessment.
The department also maintains many collaborative relationships with the various centers in the College of Education and Human Development and within the University.
Funding in the form of research and teaching assistantships is available for qualified candidates in both the master's and doctoral tracks. Some funding also is available to assist in subsidizing coursework in the certificate programs.
For more information and a link to the online application, visit the department website.
Specific questions on the master's and doctoral programs should be sent to graduate coordinator Bahira Sherif Trask at [email@example.com].
Questions about the certificate program should be sent to Cynthia Paris at [cparis.@udel.edu ].