The NDSU HDFS Department offers a Doctoral Program and several online Master's and Graduate Certificate Program options. Get more information on each program below - including faculty, research, application processes and deadlines, program information, funding details, events, and current student experiences/highlights.
Developmental Science Ph.D. Program
Developmental Science at NDSU is an innovative and flexible program with opportunities for both research and teaching with topics in Human Development that span the lifespan in various family, social, and cultural contexts... with research projects locally, regionally, and around the world
We are a small student focused program and our students do great things. Learn more about their experience and the Developmental Science Ph.D. Program by visiting the DS program page. Students with either a bachelor's or master's degree are invited to apply to the program.
Online Master's and Graduate Certificate Programs
Great Plains IDEA. The online Master's and Graduate Certificates are collaborative, inter-institutional programs offered by Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), a web-based distance education program.
Our online offerings in Youth Development, Gerontology, and Family Financial Planning give you the convenience and flexibility to complete a Master's degree or certificate program on your time frame while being supported by a community of instructors, peers, and staff. We would enjoy visiting with you more about our programs to see if one is the perfect match for you. We are available to help you from the selection process through completing your degree or certificate. Learn about each program below.
How Great Plains IDEA works.