Master's Degree in Human Development and Social Policy
The Human Development and Social Policy Master's Degree, offered by the Family and Consumer Studies Department, involves research and study on important polices and issues in the family, community and social life. The two-year master's program takes a broad perspective on human development as interdependent with social policies that address human well-being in family, economic, and community contexts. Only a few students are admitted each year, so that students can benefit from close association with faculty.
Areas of Specialty for Courses and Faculty Research Typically Span These Two Areas
- Human Development & Family Studies
- Consumer & Community Studies
Master's HDSP Program Coursework and Requirements
Enrollment in 9 to 12 hours is required each semester for financially supported teaching or research assistants; 3-16 for other students.
Master's Thesis Option
The master's thesis involves a research study enabling students to gain in-depth understanding of researching methods and how research can benefit society.
33 credit minimum.
Allied Courses (descriptions available in the online catalogue):
Master's Project Option
The master's project option involves a project that could be, but is not limited to, an analysis of the literature on a specific topic, an internship culminating in a project, designing a program, developing curriculum materials, a community-based project, or completion of a graduate certificate.
36 credit minimum.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS NEEDS TO BE STARTED AND COMPLETED NO LATER THAN
FEBRUARY 1, 2024 FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ADMISSION TO FALL SEMESTER 2024