2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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

Program Coordinator/Contact

Aileen Garcia, Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Wenona Hall 206

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 .