Human Sciences: Human Development and Family Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Prerequisites
HDFS 5213 Lifespan Development
HDFS 5513 Issues in Family Science
12 credit hours of Master's level research methods/statistics courses
Thesis equivalency project for students without a MS thesis
Degree Core
Required Courses
Theoretical and Research Foundations in Human Development and Family Science
HDFS 5523Conceptual Frameworks in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6123Risk and Resilience in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6523Advanced Theory in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6283Seminar in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 5750Seminar in Human Development and Family Science6
Professional Development
HDFS 6113Professional Development in HDFS3
HDFS 6112Teaching Seminar in Human Development and Family Science 22
HDFS 6121Teaching Practicum in Human Development and Family Science 21
HDFS 5413Adult Development and Aging3
Human Sciences
HS 6993Graduate Seminar in Human Sciences3
Research Methods and Statistics
HDFS 6133Advanced Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6190Research Internship6
Hours Subtotal39
Two 3-hour courses in advanced statistics or qualitative/quantitative research methods (6 semester-hour minimum)
Select one of the following tracks:6
Quantitative Track
Structural Equation Modeling for HDFS Applications 1
Or MGMT 6553 1
Multilevel Modeling for HDFS Applications (Or PSYC grad course in multilevel modeling) 1
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies 1
Seminar in Psychology
Advanced Marketing Research
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Track
Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry
Qualitative Research I
SCFD 6133
Qualitative Research II
Qualitative Research Methods
Hours Subtotal6
Dissertation
HDFS 6000 Doctoral Dissertation (offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours) 15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 90 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Prerequisites
HDFS 5213 Lifespan Development
HDFS 5513 Issues in Family Science
12 credit hours of master's level research methods/statistics courses
Thesis equivalency project for students without a MS thesis
Degree Core
Required Courses
Theoretical and Research Foundations in Human Development and Family Science
HDFS 5523Conceptual Frameworks in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6123Risk and Resilience in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6523Advanced Theory in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6283Seminar in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 5750Seminar in Human Development and Family Science6
Professional Development
HDFS 6113Professional Development in HDFS3
HDFS 6112Teaching Seminar in Human Development and Family Science 22
HDFS 6121Teaching Practicum in Human Development and Family Science 21
HDFS 5413Adult Development and Aging3
Human Sciences
HS 6993Graduate Seminar in Human Sciences3
Research Methods and Statistics
HDFS 6133Advanced Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 6190Research Internship6
Hours Subtotal39
Two 3-hour courses in advanced statistics or qualitative/quantitative research methods (6 semester-hour minimum)
Select one of the following tracks:6
Quantitative Track
Structural Equation Modeling for HDFS Applications 1
Or MGMT 6153 1
Multilevel Modeling for HDFS Applications (Or PSYC grad course in multilevel modeling) 1
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies 1
Seminar in Psychology
Advanced Marketing Research
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Track
Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry
Qualitative Research I
SCFD 6133
Qualitative Research II
Qualitative Research Methods
Hours Subtotal6
Dissertation
HDFS 6000 Doctoral Dissertation (offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours) 15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval