We study human development across the lifespan, from infancy to old age, using an interdisciplinary perspective. We prepare you for careers in research, teaching, and direct service.
- Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Quantitative Methods in Family and Social Sciences
- Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies
Our faculty is made up of family scientists, marriage and family therapists, developmental psychologists, sociologists and gerontologists. By choosing to study with us, you will have the opportunity to apprentice with highly regarded scholars who engage in cutting edge research.
We focus on how individuals are influenced by family processes as well as how individuals and families are influenced by their social context such as socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and community characteristics. Our graduate students work with faculty who approach these issues in various ways including:
- Basic research
- Prevention and intervention
- Outreach and extension
- Development of social policy
Current and prospective graduate students may peruse our Graduate Handbooks for answers to frequently asked questions.
Join our Graduate Student Organization to improve your career development and connect with other students.
By the Numbers
- Researchers: low to moderate stress is good for you about 4 months ago
- Some types of stress could be good for brain functioning 7 months ago
- Few-Demo named department head of human development and family science 11 months ago
- Pandemic family stress leads to sleep problems for boys one year ago
- When family stress is high, teen depression can follow one year ago