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Human Development and Family Sciences

M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

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Master of Science Program of Study

Students complete a Master of Science through a combination of coursework, service-learning, theory and research. This program is geared toward working professionals and other individuals who are interested in continuing their graduate studies and would like to acquire new or additional expertise in early childhood education, development, and leadership and/or human services professionals with an interest in prevention science and human services and non-profit leadership and adolescent development. Students are accepted on both a full time and part time basis.

The HDFS master’s program offers 3 concentrations:

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

Students can also choose electives that provide depth within a specialization area.

MS in Human Development and Family Studies
Specialization: Adolescent and Youth Development/ Research (30 credits)

HDFS 601  Theories of Human Development 3
HDFS 615  Research Methods 3
HDFS 621  Family Studies 1: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives 3
HDFS 637  Program Planning, Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 665  Elementary Statistics 3
600/800  Statistics Course 3
HDFS 600/800  Interest Electives in Early Childhood Education 6
HDFS 869  Thesis or Field Experience with project/portfolio 6
TOTAL 30 

MS in Human Development and Family Studies
MS Concentration in Early Childhood Development and Inclusive Education (33 credits)

HDFS 601  Theories of Human Development 3
HDFS 615  Research Methods 3
HDFS 621  Family Studies 1: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives 3
HDFS 637  Program Planning, Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 665  Elementary Statistics 3
HDFS 600/800  Interest Electives in Early Childhood Education 12
HDFS 869  Thesis or Field Experience with project/portfolio 6
TOTAL 33 

MS in Human Development and Family Studies
Concentration: Human Services Leadership (33 credits)

HDFS 601  Theories of Human Development 3
HDFS 615  Research Methods 3
HDFS 621  Family Studies 1: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives 3
HDFS 637  Program Planning, Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 665  Elementary Statistics 3
600/800  Statistics 6
HDFS 869  Thesis or Theoretical paper w/ Field Experience 6

Restricted Electives: Choose 3 courses, in consultation with your Academic Advisor, from the following list of 7 courses:

HDFS 642  Leadership in Human Services 3
HDFS 669  Supervised Field Experience 3
UAPP 693  Public Economics 3
UAPP 694  Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Sectors 3
UAPP 696  Human Resources in Public and Nonprofit Organizations 3
UAPP 697  Leading Organizations in Public and Nonprofit Sectors 3
UAPP 698  Management Decision Making in Public & Nonprofit
Sectors
3
TOTAL 33

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Contact:

Dr. Jason Hustedt, Graduate Coordinator
jhustedt@udel.edu

 

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