School of Health and Human Sciences

The Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies requires 78-84 credit hours for students entering with a bachelor’s degree or 45-51 credit hours for students entering with a master’s degree.

Entering doctoral students who have completed a master’s degree at another institution or department must fulfill (or have comparable substitutions for) all of the requirements of the HDFS M.S. degree program.

Assessment of prerequisite courses occurs at the time of admission to the program.

These requirements must be fulfilled in addition to completing the 45-51 credits required for the Ph.D. Doctoral students have considerable flexibility in tailoring their areas of specialization to special interests and career goals that also reflect the interests and areas of expertise of the faculty.