Human Development and Family Science: Applied Human Services, MS

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

Total Hours: 33 Hours

Degree Core
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5513Issues in Family Science3
Topics in Human Development and Family Science
Select 6 credit hours in HDFS to be selected from the following courses or approved by advisor:6
Policy in Human Development and Family Science
Parent Education
Developmental Disabilities
Aging and Families
Community and Family
Research Methods and Statistics
HDFS 5173Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Science3
Practicum and Creative Component
HDFS 5163Master’s Capstone in HDFS3
Hours Subtotal18
Students work with their advisor to choose at least one elective.3
Hours Subtotal3
Other Requirements
Specialization Coursework
Specialization choices include: Infant Mental Health; Developmental Disabilities; Gerontology; Nonprofit Management12
Infant Mental Health
Infant Mental Health
Infant and Early Childhood Development and Attachment
Developmental Assessment and Interventions
Reflective Practice
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
Systems Theory and Applications to the Family
Systemic Approaches to Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology
Reflective Practice
Core Requirements
Research Perspectives in Gerontology
Theories of Aging
Select six hours of the following:
Adult Development and Aging
Aging Network Seminar
Aging and Families
Nonprofit Management (graduate certificate offered from Spears School of Business)
Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
Select 6 hours of electives from Business:
Leading Organizational Change
Creating Ethical Work Places
Managing Confrontations
Corporate and Social Responsibility
Leadership Challenges
Crisis in Organizations
Social Entrepreneurship
Hours Subtotal12
Total Hours33

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 Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level