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.
Next start date: 01/11/2021
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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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.
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.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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