We are glad you are here! We are excited that you are considering continuing or enriching your education through our online masters or graduate certificate programs.
This website will provide you information about the program you are considering, contact information for the program representative for help with questions and next steps, and what you can expect in terms of cost, coursework, and career outcomes.
Master’s and Certificate Options in Human Development and Family Science
Why NDSU should be your home university
Being a Bison is great! All of the faculty are helpful and care for each student and their success. Completing your degree or certificate online allows you to work with your NDSU advisor to plan a schedule that works for you and your busy life while advancing your knowledge and career. We love our students and work with you and support you to reach your goals and accomplish things you didn't even know were possible.
Visit with us.
Learn more about NDSU, GPIDEA, the program, how to apply, what to expect, and how to find funding by visiting with our faculty. We love visiting with students - this is a big decision and we are here to help, every step of the way!
About Great Plains IDEA
The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) is a consortium of distinguished, accredited universities offering fully online graduate programs. Each university brings a unique strength in faculty and curriculum to the multi-institution program. Students choose a home university where they apply, are admitted, register for courses, and receive their degree. Online courses are taught by the best faculty in each discipline from several universities. Students pay one common price per credit hour regardless of which university is their degree-granting institution.
Visit with the campus coordinator.
NDSU's Great Plains IDEA campus coordinator is Melissa Selders-Ortez. Along with the program representatives listed above, Melissa can help answer your GPIDEA questions from registration to finances. Email her at Melissa Selders-Ortez