Online Master of Science in Family & Human Development

The Master of Science in Family and Human Development is a 30-credit online degree program offered through the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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Details

As a student in this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to promote healthy individual and family development. You will develop an understanding of the factors that promote successful relationships and positive outcomes for individuals, families, and communities across the life-span.

This program is designed for students who want an applied practitioner-oriented approach to develop an advanced understanding of the issues and needs of children, youth, and families in the 21st century. Experienced faculty who are trained in the area and have considerable expertise in delivering high-quality online education teach the courses and help direct students’ capstone projects.

The MS in Family and Human Development is a non-thesis degree program that focuses on practical application. It does not require a GRE for admission and can be completed in as little as 15-18 months, enabling students to enter the job market sooner. Graduates often pursue careers working with children, youth, and adults in human, social and government agencies.

Featured courses


Core course

CDE 531 Theoretical Issues in Child Development


Core course

FAS 586 Capstone 1


Core course

FAS 587 Capstone 2


Research

FAS 500 Research Methods


Other

CDE 501 Social Statistics


Other

FAS 598 Diversity and Society


Other

FAS 598 Leadership and Social Justice


Other

FAS 598 Marriage and Family Relationships


Related careers

Will this program allow me to become certified as a counselor, psychologist, or marriage and family therapist?

The master's in Family and Human Development does not license or qualify students to become counselors, therapists, or psychologists. While the information students learn in this program could be beneficial to therapists and counselors, this degree does not enable students to seek licensure as a professional counselor or marriage and family therapist, and the completion of an additional program or degree would be required to do so.

Human resources

Community support programs

Non-profit organizations

Government agencies

Child protective services

Private business

Family violence centers

Crisis intervention centers

Before and after school programs

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Application requirements

Additional application information

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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