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HDF Graduate Programs and Certificates


M.S. Human Development and Family Studies

This two year Masters of Science program in Human Development and Family Studies offers an innovative curriculum with a foundation in development, policy, and research. Students can tailor courses to their particular interest, such as child development, adult development/ gerontology, family life education, or public policy/administration. This program prepares students for advanced positions in the areas of human service, research and program evaluation, policy/advocacy, and family life education.

M.S. Human Development and Family Studies with College Student Personnel

The Master of Science degree program in College Student Personnel (CSP) is offered through the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDF). The CSP program prepares students for entry-level positions in college and university settings and for careers as advisors, coordinators, directors, and deans at institutions of higher education throughout the country.

M.S. Human Development and Family Studies with Couple and Family Therapy

The University of Rhode Island offers a two-year program leading to the Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Post Baccaulaureate Early Childhood Education Program (ECE)
The postbaccalaureate program in Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification is for students who have completed a bachelor's degree. It is a fully accredited certification program that prepares students to teach preschool to grade 2.

Graduate Certificate In Gerontology
The Graduate Certificate provides an important, academic step beyond continuing education for professionals who already possess a bachelor's or advanced degree and can lead to further graduate training in a health or human service discipline at URI.

 

Certificate in Family Life Education
The Graduate Certificate provides an important, academic step beyond continuing education for professionals who already possess a bachelor's or advanced degree and can lead to further graduate training in a health or human service discipline at URI.