M.Sc. On Campus

Human Development and Family Studies

University of North Carolina Greensboro

12 months
1715 USD/credit
1715 USD/credit
653 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The University of North Carolina Greensboro Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service regarding human development and close relationships across the lifespan.


M.S. and doctoral students examine the biological, relational, early educational, social, and cultural foundations of development and their implications for families.  The emphasis on “culture” includes not only different societies, but also within-society cultural groups, such as racial/ethnic and social class groups. We are committed to interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies from University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals across the lifespan within their diverse and changing relationships, families, social networks, and communities in varying contexts through

  • exceptional research and scholarship
  • outstanding teaching and mentoring to prepare the next generation of professionals
  • active community engagement and intervention.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Contemporary Research in Family Studies
  • Family Theory
  • Contemporary Research in Human Development
  • Theories of Human Development
  • Professional Seminar I
  • Professional Seminar II
  • College Teaching in HDFS I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.


38 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online application and $65 application fee. 
  • Three references (preferably at least two from academic faculty professors)
  • Official GRE scores (except for M.Ed. Program Administration emphasis or Certificate programs)
  • One copy of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Note: If one transcript shows transfer credit from another institution, you do not need to provide a transcript from the original institution.
  • The HDFS Department also requires a 1-3 page professional statement, which may be submitted directly to the HDFS Department ( or to the Graduate School via the online application.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    653 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greensboro

1001 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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