Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies
Ph.D. Program of Study
This Ph.D. program prepares students for careers as professors, researchers and scholars in the field of Human Development and Family Studies. Students may complete a Ph.D. through a program of coursework, research, field experiences and theories. Coursework is designed to provide a strong background in the theoretical and empirical knowledge of family studies, human development and research methods. Training in applied research and service learning experiences are integrated in the curriculum.
This program requires a minimum of 72 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree or a minimum of 42 credits for students entering with a master’s degree. Core requirements are listed below. Students should consult with their advisor about courses to fulfill their area of emphasis.
|HDFS 601 Theories of Human Development||3|
|HDFS 803 Human Development in Life Span Perspective||3|
|HDFS 815 (HDFS 615) Research Issues and Designs||3|
|EDUC 856 Introduction to Statistical Inference||3|
|EDUC 812 Regression and Structural Equation Modeling||3|
|600/800 level Qualitative or Quantitative Methods||3|
|HDFS 621 Family Studies I: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives||3|
|HDFS 855 Family Studies II: Analysis and Critical Issues||3|
|600/800 level Courses in Area of Emphasis*||9|
|HDFS 969 Dissertation||9|
* The Area of Emphasis is selected in consultation with the student’s advisor and committee.
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- Overview and Admission Requirements
- Graduate Handbook
- Graduate Application system
Dr. Jason Hustedt, Graduate Coordinator