Before beginning the Masters program in HDFS, students are expected to have completed some credits in HDFS or related disciplines, including an introductory level course on lifespan development (similar to HDFS 201), an introductory course on families (similar to HDFS 202), and an undergraduate course in research methods or statistics (e.g., HDFS 391).
Students who are accepted into the program without these prerequisites will be required to complete coursework in the deficit area(s) prior to beginning official
graduate coursework. A plan for making up the deficit areas will be developed with the Director of Graduate Studies and the student’s initial advisor upon student admission to the program. Prerequisite course credits do not count toward completion of the M.S. degree.