Master of Science (M.S.) Curriculum

Master of Science (M.S.) students custom design their own program of study with approval of the Program of Study (POS) Committee. We offer both a thesis and non-thesis option.

Course information

Graduate courses

Graduate course syllabi

Course Offerings Schedule

Masters (M.S.) core courses

Course #
Course type/name Thesis credits Non-thesis credits
  Orientation 2 2
HDFS 501 Graduate Studies, Research & Ethics in HD FS (2)    
  Theory: 6 6
HDFS 510 Theories of Human Development (3)    
HDFS 511 Family Theory (3)    
  Research/statistics: 13 13
HDFS 503 Quantitative Research Methods (4)    
HDFS 505 Application of Quantitative Research Methods (3)    
HDFS 504 Qualitative Research Methods  (3)    
  Additional credits in research/statistics (3)    
  Other coursework: 9 9
  Additional credits of other coursework             Note: Must be taken in HDFS    
HDFS 699 Thesis Research 5  
HDFS 599 Creative Component   5
  M.S. core minimum credits total :
35 35