Human Development and Family Studies, M.A. | Kent State University | Kent, United States
12 months
Duration
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University provides students with advanced knowledge in the fields of family sciences and human development and the opportunity to develop multidisciplinary research and community outreach skills.

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Overview

Coursework enables students to apply to become Certified Family Life Educators. Courses focus on current research and practice in human development and family studies with an emphasis on family theories and processes; family life education; the reciprocal influences of family, school, work and community contexts; development across the lifespan; and the strengths and needs of diverse populations.

The Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University emphasizes both basic and applied research. Student participation in interdisciplinary research and community outreach projects is encouraged. Graduates are prepared for leadership and teaching positions in the social services, junior and community colleges and cooperative extension and/or for pursuing doctoral-level study.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Identify physical, intellectual, emotional and social dimensions of human life within their respective disciplines.
  • Identify ways to contribute to quality of human life within their respective disciplines.
  • Participate in quality developmental and family research and outreach within their respective disciplines.
  • Identify practical implications of human development and family relationship concepts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of program development, delivery and evaluation pertaining to human development and family relationships.
  • Access scholarly sources of information and critically evaluate the quality of empirical research pertaining to human development and family relationships.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories, methods and principles of research pertaining to human development and family relationships.
  • Effectively communicate their ideas in oral presentations and written papers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Span Development
  • Family Theories and Processes
  • Family Life Education
  • Professional Issues in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Statistics for Educational Services
  • Research in Educational Services
  • Developing Environments for Older Adults
  • Biology of Aging
  • Adult Development and Aging

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79
Duolingo English Test admission requirements Duolingo English Test
110
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Credits

32 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79
Duolingo English Test admission requirements Duolingo English Test
110
Take A Free Practice Test!

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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