Human Development & Family Sciences PhD, MS, BS/MS, 4+1

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Human Development and Family Sciences. All graduate programs offer a strong interdisciplinary background with an emphasis on risk, resiliency, diversity, and relationships in a changing society. All programs also provide background in family systems and the relationship of the family and its members to other systems across the life course.

At the Master’s and Ph.D. level in Human Development and Family Sciences, students focus on research and evaluation in applied human development and family studies. These degrees require the completion of a thesis.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BS in Early Childhood Education/MS in Human Development & Family Sciences or the 4+1 BS in Human Services / MS in Human Development & Family Sciences.

Program Concentrations:

  • Adolescent and Youth Development/Research
  • Early Childhood Development and Inclusive Education
  • Human Services Leadership

UD Tuition:

The 2018-19 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Human Development and Family Sciences–MS: $1,827.00

Human Development and Family Sciences–PHD: $1,827.00

*UD Deans may offer scholarships in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.

2018-19 DEAN’S AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIP:
Human Development and Family Sciences–MS
PER CREDIT HR:
  DE Resident: $671.00;   US Student: $1,827.00;   International: $1,827.00


2018-19 DEAN’S AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIP:
Human Development and Family Sciences–PHD
PER CREDIT HR:
  DE Resident: $671.00;   US Student: $1,827.00;   International: $1,827.00


Application Deadline:

PhD final deadline: January 5

MS final deadline: February 1

4+1 final deadline: Rolling admissions


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