The MS program in Human Development and Family Sciences focuses on the relationship of the family and its members to other systems across the life span. The minimum total credits for the MS in Human Development and Family Sciences is 30. Requirements are listed below.
** Courses must be focused on the delivery of services to individuals and disabilities or in risk situations and/or their families. These services can include residential, employment, health and medical, transportation, family support or other specific services.
Total: 30-36 credits
Concentration: Early Childhood Development and Inclusive Education
HDFS 600/800 - Interest Electives in Early Childhood Education 6 credits
Completion of required course work. Including interest electives are chosen by the student in consultation with the student’s advisor and committee.
A written proposal for the thesis is defended before the student’s committee. The committee consists of a student’s advisor and two members of the HDFS faculty. In addition, the student may choose a committee member from outside the department.
Defense: A presentation and oral defense is required for all the thesis.