Human Sciences: Human Development and Family Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

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

Prerequisites
Lifespan Development
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 5523Family Theory3
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
Advances Methods in Management Research III
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
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

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

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