The Ph.D. program in Applied Developmental Science (ADS) emphasizes how research regarding basic processes in human development can be used to prevent problems and enhance well-being across the lifespan. Students gain knowledge in lifespan human development theory, empirical research skills to conduct high-quality basic and applied research, and the abilities to translate science into practices and programs that address a wide range of social and public health problems. Graduates from the ADS program have the basic knowledge and the applied skills to work in settings such as academia, for-profit and not-for-profit research and advocacy organizations, governmental and human services agencies, or community agencies with programs designed to enhance health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Students can enter the ADS program with a completed master’s degree or with a completed bachelor’s degree. Students entering with a bachelor’s will be required to complete a master’s in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), with a specialization in Prevention Science or Marriage and Family Therapy.
For more information, please visit Department of Human Development & Family Studies Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science.
Effective Fall 2015
|HDFS 500||Issues in Human Development and Family Studies||3|
|HDFS 524||Family Theory||3|
|HDFS 610||Risk and Resilience||3|
|HDFS 710||Theories of Applied Developmental Science||3|
|Applied Developmental Science Elective Courses|
|Select a minimum of 21 credits from the following courses:||21|
|Grant Writing-Human Services and Research|
|Prevention Science Across the Lifespan|
|Program Planning and Implementation|
|Prevention Program Evaluation|
|Early Child Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Family Issues: Family Policy and Programming|
|Seminar: Lifespan Socioemotional Development|
|Seminar: Lifespan Cognitive Development|
Out-of-Department Electives 1
|HDFS 501||Readings in the Discipline||1|
|HDFS 549||Research Methods I||3|
|HDFS 550||Research Methods II||3|
|HDFS 650||Multivariate Research Methods I||3|
|HDFS 750||Multivariate Research Methods II||3|
|Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following courses:||6|
|Supervised College Teaching|
|Internship: Human Development|
|Internship: Family Studies|
|Internship: Marriage and Family Therapy|
|HDFS 698A||Research: Human Development||3|
|HDFS 698B||Research: Family Studies||3|
|Thesis and Dissertation|
A minimum of 79 credits are required to complete this program.
Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.