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The graduate program prepares scholars to:

  • define social problems worthy of investigation
  • conduct rigorous research that informs policies and practices
  • develop interventions to support the well-being of individuals and families
  • use cutting-edge sophisticated research methodologies
  • consider diversity across cultures and social contexts
  • teach at the college level

Recent professional positions

Graduates of the MS and PhD programs typically fare well in the job market and are leaders in their professions and communities. The following is a list of professional positions held by graduates of the MS and PhD programs in Human Development and Family Studies in recent years.

  • Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Research Analyst, AIR/Pelavin Research Center, Washington, DC
  • Post Award Administrator, Hektoen Institute for Medical Research, LLC Grants Administration, Chicago
  • Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy, North Dakota State University
  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Service, St. Louis University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, Virginia Tech University
  • Research Associate, Symmetrics Marketing Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Research Associate, Center for Families, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana