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Human Sciences (M.S.) - Developmental Sciences Specialization

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Understand human development across the lifespan.

The Human Sciences (M.S.) - Developmental Sciences Specialization provides students with graduate training in an interdisciplinary field that examines human development across the lifespan in cultural, social, and family contexts. Students will complete advanced coursework in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult development with an emphasis in multiculturalism, diverse learners, and learning sciences. The specialization provides advanced training for individuals working in outreach and advocacy, health, and human services, education, and businesses and corporations.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in human development and family studies, psychology, or other related field
  • Work well with other people
  • Are interested in the complexity of human relationships
  • Want to make a difference in people's lives
  • Have strong leadership, communication, and critical-thinking skills

Career Opportunities

  • Social service agencies (e.g., family resource center, family violence centers, health centers, mental health centers, community support programs, volunteer centers, non-profit organizations)
  • Child centers (e.g., before and after school programs, child care centers and preschools)
  • School-based intervention programs
  • Adolescent programs and centers (e.g., juvenile detention centers, group homes, youth programs)
  • Policy analyst
  • Governmental positions with local, state, national, and international agencies
  • Community Development
  • Educator
  • Researcher with a public or private agency or institution
  • Program evaluator