Human Development and Family Science: Developmental and Family Sciences, MS

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

Total Hours: 30-32 Hours

Required Courses
Theoretical Foundations in Human Development and Family Science
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5513Issues in Family Science3
Topics in Human Development and Family Science
Select 6 credit hours in HDFS 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
HDFS 5133Research Methods in HDFS II3
Select 6 hours to be selected from the following courses and approved by advisor:6-8
Statistics for Experimenters I
Multivariate Methods
Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
Hours Subtotal24-26
HDFS 5000Master’s Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30-32

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