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The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) provides educational programs covering a range of human sciences and services related to children, adults, and families through the following graduate degrees:
What is being studied in HDFS?
Graduate study in HDFS at Iowa State University is multidisciplinary and focuses on research and practice in several content areas such as:
Financing your graduate education
Each year around 50 students are pursuing either a Ph.D. or a M.S. degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Nearly all of these graduate students receive assistantships, scholarship support, and/or tuition waivers making graduate training in HDFS at Iowa State University a viable graduate education experience. More »
The HDFS graduate curriculum provides current research-based coursework to prepare professionals for exciting opportunities in human development and family studies.
What kind of job can I get?
HDFS alumni have been successful nationally and internationally in obtaining teaching, research, and service positions in research institutes, human service agencies, colleges and universities, including the cooperative extension service. More »
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