Graduate Programs

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Human Development and Family Sciences: Ph.D., M.S., B.S./M.S., 4+1

 

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences offers programs leading to the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in human development and family sciences. All graduate programs offer a strong interdisciplinary background with an emphasis on risk, resiliency, diversity and relationships in a changing society. All programs also provide background in family systems and the relationship of the family and its members to other systems across the life course.

At the master’s and Ph.D. level in human development and family sciences, students focus on research and evaluation in applied human development and family studies. These degrees require the completion of a thesis. The master of science requires a project or thesis for degree completion. The Ph.D. requires candidates to complete a dissertation.

The department also offers a master of arts in early childhood programming and development. This degree does not require a thesis.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 B.S. in early childhood education/M.S. in human development and family sciences or the 4+1 B.S. in human services / M.S. in human development and family sciences.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 B.S. in early childhood education/M.S. in human development and family sciences or the 4+1 B.S. in human services / M.S. in human development and family sciences.

 

Program Concentrations:

  • Adolescent and Youth Development/Research
  • Early Childhood Development and Inclusive Education
  • Human Services Leadership

 

Application Deadlines


FALL:

December 15: Final deadline to apply

 

4+1 final deadline: Rolling admissions

UD Tuition


The 2021-2022 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $750.