Mizzou’s on-campus Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science prepares you to critically consume research, translate research to practice, and make empirically-supported decisions. This degree prepares you to work in a variety of settings to support the lives of individuals and families.
DEEPEN YOUR UNDERSTANDING
Research the development, diversity, and resilience of individuals, couples, families, and communities in context and across the lifespan.
CURATE YOUR LEARNING
Create your personalized plan of study and capstone experience to specialize in the area most relevant to your career or educational goals.
PRACTICE REAL-WORD SKILLS
Join research teams, support undergraduate instruction, and engage with the community through student organizations.
Why Mizzou HDFS?
- Mizzou HDFS ranked #6 nationally in value by Great Value Colleges of all family and consumer sciences departments
- Excellent national reputation and ranking among HDFS doctoral programs
- Collegial and supportive culture
- Over $100,000 awarded annually from department, college, and university fellowships
- Exceptional post-graduation employment rate in the graduate’s chosen field
- Award-winning mentorship from nationally-recognized faculty
- Curated plan of study prepares you for the career you want
- Built-in opportunities to conduct research, publish, and present at conferences
- Face-to-face and online teaching opportunities
- Free professional development workshops