What will I learn?

The Human Development and Family Studies, M.S. program at The University of Alabama will prepare students for advanced employment as supervisors and/or leaders in a variety of occupations serving children, adults, and families and/or to pursue doctoral study.

Required Major Courses

HD 500 Lifespan Human Development

HD 562 Dynamics Of Family Relation

HES 509 Research Methods

BER 540 Statistical Methods In Education

Support Courses

HD 512 Adult Development

HD 535 Parent/Child Relationship

HD 545 Addiction and the Family

HD 550 Hospitals Child & Youth

HD 551 Loss And Bereavement

HD 561 Theories Family Studies

HD 567 Pract Marriage Family Therapy

Students must complete a Capstone experience. Students completing a M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies and choosing no concentration will complete a thesis (6 credit hours), whereas students completing the Parent and Family Life Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Child Life concentrations complete an internship and comprehensive exam (3-9 credit hours).

Which department am I in?

College of Human Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (39 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $15,125.00 per semester for 9-15 hours

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 August 2020

Venue

College of Human Environmental Sciences

Doster Hall,

729 Colonial Drive,

TUSCALOOSA,

Alabama,

35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission.

For international students

International application must hold the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for graduate admission. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum score for admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE): The minimum score of admission to a degree program or for non-degree admission is 59.

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About this uni

Boasting a long history of success, The University of Alabama produces legendary results through our scholars’ research and service.

  • Located in the mid-size city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 200 programs in 10 academic schools
  • Scholarships for international students at all levels
  • More than 600 student organizations