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Human Development and Family Studies - M.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Course Title Credits
EPSY 65523
Life Span Development (3) 3
Statistics I for Educational Services (3) 3
Research in Educational Services (3) 3
Family Theories and Processes (3) 3
  64024 Family Life Education (3) 3
Choose between a Thesis or a Master's Project
HDFS 61198 Master's Project (6)*
  61199 Thesis I (6)**
Choose from the following: Suggested focus area courses
ARCH 55640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (1-3)
BSCI 50020 Biology of Aging (3)  
GERO 54030 Adult Development and Aging (3)  
  54092 Practicum in Gerontology (3-6)***  
  61191 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Gerontology (3)  
HDFS 54020 Adolescent Development (3)  
  54023 Building Family Strengths (3)  
  54028 Parent-Child Relationships (3)  
  54029 Family Policy (3)  
  54037 Positive Youth Development (3)  
  54038 Professional Child and Youth Work Practice (3)  
  54039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
  54092 Practicum in Human Development and Family Studies (3-6)  
  64027 Early Adolescence (3)  
PHIL 50005 Health Care Ethics (3)
PSYC 60610 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (3)  
SOC 52010 Death and Dying (3)  
  62877 Social Gerontology (3)  
or other related courses with approval of advisor  

*The master's project track is intended for students who do not plan to continue graduate work beyond the master's degree, and provided the opportunity to approach research and theory in a more applied manner. The presentation and interpretation or original research is not required. However, approval of the intended project by the student's master's project committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the master's project committee.

**The thesis track is intended for research-oriented students and is designed to provide the opportunity to conduct original research. Approval of a thesis proposal by the student's thesis committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the thesis committee.

***This courses is cross-listed with an HDFS course; GERO/HDFS 54092.