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Family and Human Development Graduate Programs
The Program in Family and Human Development offers doctoral and master's degree training programs. Students who are interested in research training should consider the Ph.D. and the M.S. programs.
- The Ph.D. program in Family and Human Development prepares researchers with a focus on social processes, family relationships, and infant, child, adolescent and emerging adult development. The doctoral program is designed for graduates to assume leadership roles as researchers and academicians in universities or other research-oriented settings, or as directors in public or privately funded mental health agencies, industry or government.
- The M.S. program in Family and Human Development provides advanced training in applying scientific methods to investigate the development and well-being of family systems and individual family members throughout the lifespan. Graduates of the terminal master's program typically assume positions in community organizations that serve children and families, or subsequently apply for doctoral training programs and pursue research-oriented careers.
Please learn more about the Ph.D. and M.S. Programs in Family and Human Development by following the links on this page. For additional information, please contact Dr. Kim Updegraff, Director of Graduate Studies for the Program in Family and Human Development, at Kimberly.Updegraff@asu.edu or (480) 965-6669.
Students who are interested in applied training should consider the M.A.S. programs in Marriage and Family Therapy and Infant and Family Practice.
- The Marriage and Family Therapy master's of advanced study program provides high quality coursework and supervised internship experiences that meet the degree requirements for licensure in the State of Arizona to practice marriage and family therapy as determined and defined by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. For more information about this program, please contact Mary Doyle at Mary.Doyle@asu.edu or Karissa Greving Mehall at Karissa.Greving@asu.edu. Both can be reached by phone at (480) 727-6438.
- The Infant and Family Practice master's of advanced study program trains students via coursework and supervised internship experiences to work in prevention and intervention programs serving families with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. Please learn more about the Infant and Family Practice Program by contacting Barbara Weigand at Barbara.Weigand@asu.edu or (480) 965-4442.