Human Development and Family Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology - Concentration in Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) focuses on individual growth and development across the lifespan as well as interpersonal interactions within the family context. This concentration provides advanced study in developmental and family theory; social, emotional, and cognitive development; marriage and family relationships; and diversity in multiple forms and contexts.  Students are also provided opportunities to engage in empirical research as well as practicum and/or internship experiences in human service agencies. HDFS graduates are prepared for careers as university/college faculty; full-time researchers; positions in federal, state, and local government agencies; nonprofit administrators; and human service providers.

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For questions on specific course requirements of this program, potential students may also contact Dr. Becky Glover (Becky.Glover@unt.edu).