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Family and Human Development: Master's Program
The terminal master'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.
ASU Family and Human Development undergraduate majors may apply to the Integrated BS/MS program during their junior year. Admission to the Integrated BS/MS program allows students to begin their graduate training while still completing the undergraduate degree. Visit http://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/integrated for information about the program and instructions on how to apply.
Please learn more about us by following the links on the left. 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)
Why pursue graduate training in Family and Human Development at ASU?
- Our graduate training is world class! According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ASU is ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide, and ASU's Social Science Programs are ranked in the top 30 (http://www.arwu.org/).
- Our training faculty are highly accomplished! FHD faculty are leaders in the field and excel on every dimension of success. Our faculty are doing the research that is recognized among fellow social scientists, that is discussed in psychology and human development textbooks, and that serves as a basis for programs that enhance children's development and family functioning. Meet the faculty.
- Graduate students are successful! Our students are well-trained in all aspects of academic life via a strong mentorship model. Our students are well placed in jobs or doctoral degree programs upon graduation.
- Our training environment is warm, collegial, and supportive! Faculty take mentoring seriously and work closely with students at all phases of graduate training. Students are also mentored by peers. Research teams are collaborative, and student-to-student relationships are cooperative.
For additional information, please contact:
- Dr. Kim Updegraff, Director of Graduate Studies