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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 Requirements

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. 

THESIS OPTION REQUIREMENT SHEET

THESIS OPTION SCHEDULE


Allied Courses
 (descriptions available in the online catalogue):

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.

PROJECT OPTION REQUIREMENT SHEET

PROJECT OPTION SCHEDULE

 

 THE APPLICATION PROCESS NEEDS TO BE STARTED AND COMPLETED NO LATER THAN
FEBRUARY 1, 2022
 FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ADMISSION TO FALL SEMESTER 2022

START THE APPLICATION PROCESS


Graduate students can also earn an optional graduate certificate from the University of Utah in conjunction with their degree in Human Development & Social Policy by completing additional requirements.

Certificates are available in:

 

Last Updated: 9/14/21