About This Degree
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is housed in the College of Education and Human Services, which is in the top 2% of all graduate colleges of education in the nation and is ranked third in total research dollars received.
Most of our PhD graduates are currently teaching and/or conducting research at the university level. Some are employed at research organizations or in research extension positions.
What You Will Learn
The PhD in Human Development and Family Studies provides strong integrative training in theory, research methods, and statistics relevant to a primary and secondary concentrations in:
- Family Relations
- Human Development
- Marriage and Family Therapy
Career And Outcomes
Recent graduates have found employment as teachers and counselors in the following areas:
- Public schools
- Academic departments at colleges and universities
- Research centers
- Head Start
- Child care programs
- Social services agencies
- Mental health agencies
- Private and clinical practice settings
- Extension services
- Financial institutions and agencies
- Any related agencies that teach about, study, or serve individuals, families, and consumers
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