ĖStudents earn a Masterís degree after completing 30 credits, including the masterís thesis and masterís oral examination.
ĖAll courses 3 credits unless otherwise noted.
Development core (9 credits)
-HDFS 782 Advanced Human Development: Birth through Childhood
-HDFS 784 Advanced Human Development: Adolescence through Early Adulthood
-HDFS 786 Advanced Human Development: Middle through Late Adulthood
Teaching core (3 credits)
-HDFS 702 College Teaching in Developmental Science
-A teaching experience, which may be completed as an elective or as part of an assistantship
Methodology and statistics core (12 credits)
-HDFS 703 Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science
-HDFS 705 Quantitative Methods in Developmental Science
-HDFS 756 Advanced Quantitative Methods
-HDFS 758 Longitudinal Research Methods and Analysis
Electives (16 credits)
Must include at least one course from:
-HDFS 724 Topics in Psychosocial Development
-HDFS 725 Topics in Cognitive Development
-HDFS 726 Topics in Biological Approaches to Development
Must include 6 credits in didactic 700-level courses in HDFS or other departments
Can include, distributed in varying credit amounts across multiple semesters:
-HDFS 793 Individual Study (research): maximum of 7 additional credits (beyond the 17 required)
-HDFS 794 Practicum, with a focus on teaching or non-academic role
-HDFS 796 Readings and Research: maximum of 7 additional credits (beyond 4 required; arranged with advisor)
Non-didactic Courses (12 credits)
-HDFS 790 Developmental Science Colloquium, 8 semesters (8 credits total)
-HDFS 796 Readings and Research in Developmental Science (4 credits total)
-In 1st and 5th years.
Independent Research (38 credits)
-HDFS 793 Individual Study (research) (17 credits)
-HDFS 798 Masterís Thesis (6 credits)
-HDFS 799 Dissertation (15 credits)
1. Teach one undergraduate course, with supervision (as part of assistantship or for course credit in HDFS 794). Must have first taken HDFS 702.
2. Submit at least four proposal/abstracts for presentations or posters at national conferences. The student must be first author for at least two of these. (Two submissions if entering with MS, one as first author).
3. Present (in person) at least twice at national conferences (once if enter with MS), unless a waiver is granted by the student's committee.
4. Submit at least two peer-reviewed articles for publication, at least one of which must be as first author.
Note: Although these presentation and publication requirements do not carry course credit per se, they are projects that would be worked on as part of HDFS 793, HDFS 796, and/or HDFS 799.
5. Comprehensive/preliminary examination