Curricula

Ph.D. in HDFS, Lifespan Human Development and Family Diversity Concentration

Core Department Requirements
HDFS 901: Contemporary Scholarship in Human Development and Family Studies (3 credits)
HDFS 880 Research Design and Measurement (3 credits)
HDFS 881 Quantitative Methods in Research (3 credits)
HDFS 892 Multivariate Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling (3 credits)
HDFS 892 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
Additional Methodology and Statistics Electives (9 credits)
 
Concentration Requirements (6-12 credits)
HDFS 847: Theories of the Family (3 credits)
A diversity course (3 credits)
Required if not taken in master’s program:
HDFS 810 Theories of Human Development (3 credits)
HDFS 845 Foundations of Family Studies (3 credits)
 
6 additional credits (at the discretion of the Committee; a course in family policy strongly recommended)
 
Dissertation: 24 credits
Total = 60-66 credits