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One of the premier programs of its kind in the nation, Human Development and Family Studies provides a strong foundation in a variety of collaborative disciplines, including child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, biological aspects of human development, family studies, intervention research, and developmental research methods.

Our cutting-edge body of work is equal parts theory, research, and application — balancing time in the classroom with invaluable experiences in the real world, all led by some of the most distinguished developmental and family scientists in the world.

One of the top-ranked HDFS graduate programs in the world