Faculty and students study human development and adaptation, especially interrelated factors such as family relationships, schooling and society. They also develop prevention and intervention strategies for risky behaviors and address violence in homes, communities and schools. The Human Development and Family Science programme is offered by The Ohio State University.
The purpose of the HDFS graduate program is to nurture independent scholars who approach the study of development and behavior of human beings within social contexts from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The training of HDFS graduate students thus encompasses many approaches and paradigms, but is integrated through instruction in systems and bioecological perspectives, which emphasize that individuals are embedded in social contexts and cannot be fully understood out of context; and that human development and adaptation influence, and are influenced, by multiple interconnected sets of factors (e.g., genes, family relationships, school, community, society).
The HDFS program affirms the importance and value of diversity. Our research programs and curricula reflect our multicultural society and global economy.
- Adolescent and At-Risk Youth
- Intimacy/Sexuality Studies
- Social Policy and Population Studies
- Integrated Studies
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DisciplinesFamily & Consumer Science View 10 other PhDs in Family & Consumer Science in United States
- The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
- A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
- Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
- Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)
International40885 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40885 USD per year
National37318 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37318 USD per year
In-State12802 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12802 USD per year
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