Human Development and Family Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Overall Grade-Point-Average: 3.0 cumulative GPA
Total Hours: 72

Core Courses
Human Developmental Science and Family Science
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5523Family Theory3
HDFS 6113Professional Development in HDFS3
Thesis Equivalence
HDFS 5110Directed Study in HDFS 16
Core Research Methods and Statistics Courses
Research Methods
HDFS 5123Research Methods and Design in HDFS I3
HDFS 6133Advanced Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science3
9 hours9
Quantitative Methods in Psychology I (or equivalent)
Quantitative Methods in Psychology II (or equivalent)
Structural Equation Modeling for HDFS Applications
Specialization Courses
27 hours of Committee Designed Courses (to fit student's area of interest)27
Dissertation Research
Fifteen hours from:15
Doctoral Dissertation
Total Hours72

6 hours 1st Year Research Project - can be waived if applicant has M.S. Thesis

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.