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 the OSU Stillwater campus.
The MS in Human Development and Family Science, option 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 or aging studies. Core course topics include:
Family issues, such as poverty, divorce, diversity and abuse
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 individual faculty members in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.