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

Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

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.The Master of Science requires a project or thesis for degree completion. The Ph.D. requires candidates to complete a dissertation.

The Department also offers a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Programming and Development. This degree does not require 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.

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 2019-2020 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Human Development and Family Sciences–MS: $1,898.00

Human Development and Family Sciences–PHD: $1,898.00

2019-2020 DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE:
Human Development and Family Sciences–MS
PER CREDIT HR:
  DE Resident: $697.00;   US Student: $1,898.00;   International: $1,898.00

* Scholarships may be available to non-residents who teach in Delaware Public Schools and Delaware non-profit early learning programs, and staff in Delaware non-profit agencies. Contact the College of Education and Human Development’s Dean’s Office for details.


2019-2020 DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE:
Human Development and Family Sciences–PHD
PER CREDIT HR:
  DE Resident: $697.00;   US Student: $1,898.00;   International: $1,898.00

* Scholarships may be available to non-residents who teach in Delaware Public Schools and Delaware non-profit early learning programs, and staff in Delaware non-profit agencies. Contact the College of Education and Human Development’s Dean’s Office for details.


Application Deadline:

FALL:
December-15


4+1 final deadline: Rolling admissions


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