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Human Development and Family Studies - M.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Course Title Credits
EPSY 65523 Life Span Development (3) 3
EVAL 65510 Statistics I for Educational Services (3) 3
EVAL 65511 Research in Educational Services (3) 3
HDFS 64023 Family Theories and Processes (3) 3
HDFS 64024 Family Life Education (3) 3
Choose between a Thesis or a Master's Project 6
HDFS 61198 Master's Project (6) 1  
HDFS 61199 Thesis I (6) 2  
Choose from the following: Suggested focus area courses 11
ARCH 55640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (1-3)  
BSCI 50020 Biology of Aging (3)  
GERO 54030 Adult Development and Aging (3)  
GERO 61191 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Gerontology (3)  
HDFS 54020 Adolescent Development (3)  
HDFS 54023 Building Family Strengths (3)  
HDFS 54028 Parent-Child Relationships (3)  
HDFS 54029 Family Policy (3)  
HDFS 54037 Positive Youth Development (3)  
HDFS 54038 Professional Child and Youth Work Practice (3)  
HDFS 54039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
HDFS 54092 Practicum in Human Development and Family Studies (3-6)  
HDFS 64027 Early Adolescence (3)  
PHIL 50005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
PSYC 60610 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3)  
SOC 52010 Death and Dying (3)  
SOC 62877 Sociology of Aging and the Life Course (3)  
or other related courses with approval of advisor  
  1. The master's project track is intended for students who do not plan to continue graduate work beyond the master's degree, and provides the opportunity to approach research and theory in a more applied manner. The presentation and interpretation of original research is not required. However, approval of the intended project by the student's master's project committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the master's project committee.
  2. The thesis track is intended for research-oriented students and is designed to provide the opportunity to conduct original research. Approval of a thesis proposal by the student's thesis committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the thesis committee.