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Human Development and Family Studies

Graduate Programs

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The Department offers a several programs for graduate students seeking masters or doctoral degrees in the field of Human Development and Family Studies.


4+1 Bachelors/Masters Programs

4+1 programs allow students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in just 5 years! These programs are ideal for students who are confident in their pursuit of a career in Human Services or Early Childhood Education. After earning 60 credits towards a Bachelors degree, students can apply to the appropriate 4+1 program to start integrating graduate coursework into their junior and senior years. If coursework is planned correctly, the Masters degree can be earned in a shorter period than the traditional two years.

Partner Masters Program

Human Services students interested in pursuing a career in Couple and Family Therapy can apply to this masters program at Thomas Jefferson University.

  • Masters in Couple and Family TherapyA two-year program that provides 500 hours of direct clinical experience. Human Services students are highly qualified for admission to this program with GPA and prerequisite coursework.

Graduate Programs

These programs prepare students to be scholars, researchers, leaders and practitioners in HDFS related fields.


Department of Human Development & Family Studies •  111 Alison Hall West •  Newark, DE 19716 •  USA • Phone: 302-831-6500 Fax: 302-831-8776 E-mail: hdfs-dept@udel.edu   © 2014