Master of Science in Child Development

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All degree plans are developed in consultation with the student’s advisory committee and are based on current departmental requirements as well as individual student needs and objectives. No grade below ‘B’ is accepted toward the master’s degrees described below.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

33 semester credit hours (thesis option) or
40 semester credit hours (non-thesis option)

Required

Courses in research and subject matter specified in degree plan.

Special Requirements

Students who earn two grades of 'C' or below in graduate classes will be dismissed from the program.

Final Examination

Most programs require an oral defense of the thesis or portfolio. This examination may be repeated if deemed appropriate by the student’s advisory committee, with the approval of the chair of the department.

Master of Science in Child Development Program of Study (33 or 40 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (33 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (9 SCH)
FS 5003Lifespan Human Development (CFLE)3
FS 5113Theories of Human Development3
FS 5123Theories of the Family (CFLE)3
Research (12 SCH)
Select 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Research Methods in Family Sciences
Master's Level Statistics
Thesis
Thesis
Content Specialization (9 SCH)
Select nine semester credit hours from the following:9
Family Sexuality (CFLE)
Gender Role Development
Adolescents in the Family
Parenting Education (CFLE)
Play, Development, and the Young Learner
Child Guidance
The Development of Infants and Toddlers
Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children (ADMN)
Professional Competencies (3 SCH)
Select three semester credit hours from the following:3
Family Changes and Diversity (CFLE)
Communication in Marriage and Family (CFLE)
Leadership and Staff Development in Family Sciences Programs (ADMN)
Families and Public Policy (CFLE)
Family Economics (CFLE)
Teaching Family Sciences (CFLE)
Practicum in Family Sciences
Human Resource Administration (ADMN)
Management and Organization (ADMN)
Total Semester Credit Hours33

Non-thesis Option (40 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (9 SCH)
FS 5003Lifespan Human Development (CFLE)3
FS 5113Theories of Human Development3
FS 5123Theories of the Family (CFLE)3
Research (7 SCH)
FS 5911Independent Study (Portfolio)1
FS 5693Research Methods in Family Sciences3
Master's Level Statistics3
Content Specialization (12 SCH)
Select twelve semester credit hours from the following:12
Family Sexuality (CFLE)
Gender Role Development
Adolescents in the Family
Parenting Education (CFLE)
Play, Development, and the Young Learner
Child Guidance
The Development of Infants and Toddlers
Development and Administration of Programs for Young Children (ADMN)
Professional Competencies (12 SCH)
Select twelve semester credit hours from the following:12
Family Changes and Diversity (CFLE)
Communication in Marriage and Family (CFLE)
Leadership and Staff Development in Family Sciences Programs (ADMN)
Families and Public Policy (CFLE)
Family Economics (CFLE)
Teaching Family Sciences (CFLE)
Practicum in Family Sciences
Human Resource Administration (ADMN)
Management and Organization (ADMN)
CFLE Non-thesis Option (additional course required beyond 40 semester credit hours)
Teaching Family Sciences
Total Semester Credit Hours40