Human Development and Family Science: Early Childhood Education, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. 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

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