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Master’s in Applied Human Services

The Master of Science in Human Development and Family Science, option in Applied Human Services, provides interdisciplinary knowledge and skills focused on individuals and families across the whole lifespan. It is designed for current professionals, preparing them for leadership roles in diverse human services careers, and is available on both the OSU Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.

Curriculum

The MS in Applied Human Services requires 33 credit hours, including a master’s capstone project. Based on career goals and interests, students may choose to specialize in developmental disabilities, infant mental health, gerontology or non-profit management. Core course topics include:

 

  • Lifespan development
  • Family issues, such as poverty, divorce, diversity and abuse
  • Parent education
  • Successful aging and elder care 
  • Policy in human development and family science

 

 

 Graduate Certificates Available

 

Research and Faculty

Research centers around prevention and intervention efforts to help individuals and families reach their full potential. Research opportunities are available for students on both the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, including with the OSU Center for Family Resilience, or with indivdiual faculty members in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

 

Meet our faculty

Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Center for Family Resilience

 

 

Admissions

Applications to the program are considered twice per year with the following deadlines:

 

Fall Semester - April 1
Spring Semester - October 15

 

To apply to the Master of Science in Human Development and Family Science, option in Applied Human Services, submit the following:
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  • Graduate College application
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals (2-3 pages)
  • Resume or CV
  • If English is a second language, applicants must submit TOEFL scores.

 

Cost & Assistance

Students may be eligible for tuition waivers or graduate assistantships. Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences. 

 

Assistantships and support

Cost 

Financing graduate school 

Scholarships

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