Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies

Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies

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The department offers work for the Master of Science degree with the major in Human Development and Family Studies. Minor work for students taking major work in other departments is also available. Graduates of M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the department will understand and apply relevant theories to educational, research, and/or intervention or prevention programs. It is intended that they will produce and disseminate research results and provide leadership in human development and family studies professions. Graduate study in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University is multidisciplinary and focuses on research and practice in several content areas such as adolescent/youth development, adult development and aging, family studies and policy, family economic well-being and financial planning, infant and child development, health and well-being, and lifespan development. In addition, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers coursework and experiences leading to the National Council of Family Relations certification as a family life educator. All students take a core set of courses; the program of study is then completed with a selection of courses that meet the individual needs of the student. The variety of and flexibility in the coursework allows a student to tailor a program to specific academic interests. The graduate programs are based on a theory, research, and application interactive paradigm with all three areas integrated into our content and method courses.