The University of Delaware’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is an academic unit that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a career in early childhood education, family studies or human services.
We value diversity, inclusion and the promotion of positive human development within the rapidly changing global environment in which we live. By providing a rigorous curriculum and practical field experience, our students develop the skills to become leaders in their fields.
Our department, within the College of Education and Human Development, offers undergraduate programs in Human Services and Early Childhood Education, and graduate programs for students pursuing a Master of Science or Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies.
Our students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members to conduct research and provide service throughout the region, country and world.
Our programs help students make a difference in the world by working in:
- Family and community services
- Legislative advocacy
- Early childhood education
- Non-profit administration
- Family law
- Disabilities and early intervention
- Emily Mayer’s internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters
January 18, 2017Human Services senior, Emily Mayer, served as a marketing, communications and special events intern with Big Brothers, Big Sisters in... Read More
- Elena Della Donne, HMSV alumna, recognized by Forbes
January 12, 2017Elena Della Donne was recognized by Forbes' "30 under 30" list of leading young change makers. In 2013, Della Donne... Read More
- Graduate Program Open House – January 19
January 6, 2017Is a graduate program on your list as a new possible venture this year? The College of Education and Human... Read More
- Congratulations to the fall interns!
December 12, 2016Congratulations to the Human Services majors who successfully completed their 400 hour internships this fall semester! Top (L-R): Iva Musnuff:... Read More
- In Remembrance of Wafaa Khalifah
December 6, 2016Wafaa Khalifah came from Saudi Arabia to University of Delaware, Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She was enrolled... Read More