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Human Development and Family Studies, Master of Science Degree

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The mission of the Master of Science graduate program in HDFS is to produce knowledgeable, well-qualified graduates who are prepared to enter the professional workforce as informed, well-rounded specialists in at least one area of the lifespan and in the study of families, and who are prepared to undertake further graduate level education if desired. The graduate program aims to generate graduates who are well versed in relevant theories, research methods, and the conduct and dissemination of quality research so that they are able to understand the current body of literature in HDFS and are prepared to expand this knowledge base through research of their own.

Our goal is to provide graduates who are prepared for roles in professions requiring:

  • Knowledge of biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional characteristics of humans across the lifespan;
  • Knowledge of family systems and family interactions;
  • Knowledge of effective communication for working with individuals and families;
  • Assessment and improvement of resources needed by individuals, families, and their communities;
  • The ability to provide education about individual development and family life;
  • The ability to combine elements of education, prevention, and early intervention; and
  • The ability to work in an intergenerational context and with diverse families.

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Reno,  NV  89557-0278
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