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Course Requirements

Human Development and Family Studies Master's of Arts:

Core Course Requirements:

EPSY    65523    Lifespan Development    3   
EVAL    65510    Statistics I for Education Services    3   
EVAL    65511    Research in Educational Services    3   
HDFS    64023    Family Theories and Processes    3   
HDFS    64024    Family Life Education    3   
HDFS    61199    Thesis I    6   

*or   

HDFS    61198    Master's Project
6   

*Student's are required to complete a thesis or Master's project.  The thesis project is designed for students interested in research and provides them an opportunity to conduct original research.  Approval of a thesis proposal by the student's thesis committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the student's thesis committee.

The master's project is designed for students who do not plan to continue graduate work after the master's degree and provides the opportunity to approach research and theory in a more applied manner. The presentation and interpretation of original research is not required.  However, approval of the intended project by the student’s master’s project committee is required, as is the successful completion of an oral final examination conducted by the master’s project committee.

Students will work their advisor to select 11 hours from the following courses to design their degree to fit their career goals:

ARCH    55640    Developing Environments for Older Adults    3   
BSCI    54020    Biology of Aging    3   
GERO     54030    Adult Development and Aging    3   
GERO/HDFS    54092    Practicum    3-6   
GERO    61191    Interdisciplinary Seminar in Gerontology    3   
HDFS    54020    Adolescent Development    3   
HDFS    54023    Building Family Strengths    3   
HDFS    54028    Parent Child Relationships    3   
HDFS    54029    Family Policy    3   
HDFS    54037    Positive Youth Development    3   
HDFS    54038    Professional Child and Youth Work Practice    3   
HDFS    54039    Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses    3   
HDFS    64027    Early Adolescence    3   
PHIL    50005    Health Care Ethics    3   
PSYC    60610    Psychology of Adulthood and Aging    3   
SOC     52010    Death and Dying    3   
SOC     62877    Social Gerontology    3   

Other courses can be taken with advisor approval.

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