Human Development and Family Science: Early Childhood Education, MS

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

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Required Courses
HDFS 5173Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5513Issues in Family Science3
HDFS 5323Issues in Early Childhood3
HDFS 5333Early Childhood Education History and Theory3
HDFS 5343Developmental Assessment and Interventions3
HDFS 5363Early Childhood Development and Education3
Hours Subtotal21
Individual Research or Creative Project (Requires MS Advisory Committee Approval)
HDFS 5133Research Methods in HDFS II3
or REMS 5953 Statistical Methods in Education
HDFS 5000Master’s Thesis6
Hours Subtotal9
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Required Courses
HDFS 5173Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 5213Lifespan Development3
HDFS 5513Issues in Family Science3
HDFS 5323Issues in Early Childhood3
HDFS 5333Early Childhood Education History and Theory3
HDFS 5343Developmental Assessment and Interventions3
HDFS 5363Early Childhood Development and Education3
Hours Subtotal21
Individual Research or Creative Project (Requires MS Advisory Committee Approval)
Electives in HDFS or related areas6
HDFS 5160Master's Creative Component5
Hours Subtotal11
Total Hours32

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.