M.Sc. On Campus

Human Development and Family Studies

24 months
30357 USD/year
30357 USD/year
16191 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Human Development and Family Studies at Oregon State University offers graduate work leading to master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. Graduate programs take a multidisciplinary approach, preparing students for college and university teaching and research, as well as development, administration, and evaluation of programs serving individuals and families across the lifespan.


Key facts:

  • Our research is interdisciplinary with signature themes in (a) transitions across the life course, (b) risk and resilience across the life span, and (c) developmental and family research methods. Our faculty at Oregon State University recognize the critical importance of culture and gender, diversity, and contemporary global perspectives in the discovery of knowledge. We have research emphases in child development, adolescence, adult development and aging, families, rural communities, and cross-national comparison.
  • Research is an important focus of the Graduate Program in Human Development and Family Studies. The HDFS faculty includes nationally recognized scholars who are widely published in areas such as families and aging; family communication and conflict; child, adolescent, and adult development; intergenerational family relationships; family structure; and gender. We emphasize both quantitative and qualitative methodology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social gerontology
  • Social policy and human development
  • Structural equation modeling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Oregon State University Certification of Finances Form is required of all applicants, regardless of funding source. This includes applicants that have been granted a Teaching or Research Assistantship.
  • Supporting documentation, demonstrating sufficient financial resources for the desired academic program. See below for Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport and Passport of any dependents (if passport has already been issued – this is used to match the name on the passport and visa documents).
  • Photocopy of Current Visa/I-20 if already in the U.S.  
  • Monetary Amount to Show
  • All international applicants and applicants that did not receive a degree in the U.S. (or other English speaking country) meet the following additional English language proficiency requirements for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30357 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16191 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
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