Family Science and Human Development (Ph.D.)

Program Requirements

Core Courses
FSHD 820Critical Change and Advocacy in Family Science and Human Development3
FSHD 821Seminar in Family Policy3
FSHD 842Critique of Family Processes3
FSHD 844Power and the Intersectionality of Social Locations3
Electives12
Complete 3 credits at the 500 level or above, with advisement.
Complete 9 credits at the 700 level or above, with advisement. FSHD 850 may be taken with approval.
Research Courses
EDFD 820Qualitative Methods for Educational Research3
EDFD 821Quantitative Methods for Educational Research3
EDFD 822Advanced Methods of Quantitative Inquiry in Education3
or EDFD 823 Advanced Qualitative Research in Education
Required Dissertation Courses
FSHD 898Dissertation Seminar3
FSHD 900Dissertation Advisement12
After 12 credits of FSHD 900, complete 1 credit from the following each semester, as required:
Dissertation Extension
Qualifying Portfolio Exam
Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.
Admission to Candidacy
Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.
Dissertation Requirement
Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements
Total Credits48