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Marriage, Family, and Human Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Provo, UT, United States
The Marriage, Family and Human Development Program centers on theories, research and practices related to optimal human development within the context of family life.

Overview

A graduate degree in MFHD will provide you with a broad-based understanding in family studies/science and human development. It provides a life-course perspective by which human development and family behavior can be understood and improved.

All the students take courses which contain both human development and family studies/science content. In addition our students are trained as social science researchers, obtaining a graduate level competency in research methods, statistical analysis, and professional writing. Our program is not a clinical degree that would prepare a student to practice in the mental health fields. MFHD is a research-focused academic degree which prepares graduates to be employed primarily as university faculty, in community agencies, or as professional researchers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Statistics in Family Studies
  • The Individual and Family Over the Life Course
  • Workshop in Marriage, Family, and Human Development
  • Familial Influences on Children's Social Development
  • Family Life Education in the University
  • Advances in Human Development

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation should be from individuals who can evaluate your current academic and/or professional skills and abilities. Character reference letters from friends, family or acquaintances are not appropriate.
  • Resume required
  • Online application only.
  • Application Username
  • BYU Net ID Instructions
  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
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For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    832 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 832 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    416 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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