While enrolled in our Ph.D. in Human Development program, you'll develop the knowledge and skills necessary to impact our society's most basic elements: individuals, families, and communities.
We offer ample funding (see "Funding" tab below) and focus on theory and research training for those interested in pursuing academic and research careers. You'll work closely with faculty members conducting innovative and interdisciplinary research linking theory and advanced methodologies to impact our communities both locally and across the world.
Our human development and family studies programs provide many unique opportunities designed to engage students and to facilitate quality research such as:
- Applying knowledge in The Child Development Center for Learning and Research, Adult Day Services, and The Family Therapy Center
- Weekly professional seminars to facilitate networking through presentations, mentoring,
and connecting with faculty members
- Interacting with faculty that are both nationally known and committed to nurturing the best in our students
- Working closely with both faculty and peers on research, journal articles, and professional presentations
- Participating in one or more faculty research projects
- Optional teaching apprenticeships in university classrooms