Graduate Handbook and Resources
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. All HDFS graduate programs offer a strong interdisciplinary background in human development. To learn more about the programs please visit the Graduate Handbook.
- Advisor Committee Selection Form
- Masters Degree Proposal Form
- Masters Degree Defense Form
- PhD Candidacy Examination Form
- Dissertation Proposal Form
- Dissertation Defense Form
- HDFS Travel Request Form 2016
- Office of Graduate and Professional Education forms
- Leave of Absence Form
Timelines and deadlines for degree completion:
- Fall 2016 Graduation Deadlines
- Winter 2017 Graduation Deadlines
- Spring 2017 Graduation Deadlines
- Summer 2017 Graduation Deadlines
Helpful Resources for Graduate Students
- CEHD Tips for Degree Completion
- UDThesis Styles for Graduate Theses, Dissertations and Executive Position Papers: The UDThesis templates are designed to format theses, dissertations and executive positions papers according to the regulations specified by the University of Delaware Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. Templates are in Microsoft Word.
- APA Citations, Journal Articles and Using Databases: Hints on APA Style for HDFS Students and Using Databases.
- Additional information is available through the HDFS Research Guide at Morris Library