2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Human Sciences (M.S.) - Developmental Sciences Specialization


Program Coordinator/Contact

Aileen Garcia, Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Wenona Hall 206
605-688-4597

Program Information

The Human Sciences (M.S.) - Developmental Sciences Specialization provides students with graduate training in an interdisciplinary field that examines human development across the lifespan in cultural, social, and family contexts. Students will complete advanced coursework in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult development with an emphasis in multiculturalism, diverse learners, and learning sciences. The specialization provides advanced training for individuals working in outreach and advocacy, health, and human services, education, and businesses and corporations.

Course Delivery Format

Courses for the Developmental Sciences Specialization will be delivered on campus in Brookings and online.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Master of Science Option A - Thesis 36 Credit Hours
  Option C - Coursework Only 36 Credit Hours

Select one of the following options


Select one of the following options


Option A - Thesis


Option C - Coursework Only


  • Electives determined in consultation with advisor Credits: 6

Total Required Credits: 36 (Option A & C)


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not Required
TOEFL: Department Requirements of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.

For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .