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Graduate Program

The Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies provides students with advanced knowledge in the fields of family sciences and human development and the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary research and community outreach skills.  Coursework enables students to apply to become Certified Family Life Educators. Graduates are prepared for leadership and teaching positions in the social services, junior and community colleges, cooperative extension, and/or for pursuing doctoral-level study.

The goal of the Masters program in Human Development Studies is to enable students to:

•    Identify dimensions of human development and family relationships across the lifespan.
•    Identify ways to promote optimal human development and family relationships across the lifespan.
•    Engage in research and scholarly writing.
•    Understand and address the strengths and needs of diverse populations.
•    Establish a professional identity in Human Development and Family Studies.
•    Identify professional opportunities within Human Development and Family Studies.

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