Syracuse University's Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) is a 30-credit degree program designed to meet the goals of individuals who seek to work in research settings or wish to pursue advanced graduate study. M.S. students gain a deep understanding of human development across the lifespan, family processes, and community-family interrelationships across various cultural and societal contexts. In addition, students acquire a strong background in research methodology and the skills necessary to evaluate and conduct research in the field. Our program provides the knowledge and tools to help our graduates be successful.
Why this degree makes a difference in society today…tomorrow…
Research professionals in the field of Human Development and Family Science employ their knowledge and training to conduct scientific research that promotes healthy development at every stage of the lifespan. M.S. graduates conduct studies on a wide range of subjects. Some examples include – factors influencing academic success in childhood and adolescence, intimate partner violence in teen dating relationships, coping with changes that occur in the later stages of life, social and cultural factors that influence developmental outcomes across the lifespan.
- Research Methods
- Child Development Theory and Application
- Family Development Theory and Application
- Child and Family in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesFamily & Consumer Science Sustainable Development School Counselling View 197 other Masters in Sustainable Development in United States
Students seeking admission to the Department of Human Development and Family Science must meet the general admissions requirements of the Graduate School. Although no single factor determines entry to the program, competitive applicants typically have a minimum of:
International32436 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
National32436 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State32436 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Syracuse
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