Mar 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Life Span Human Development (M.S.)


The School of Family Studies and Human Services  offers a Master of Science degree in Family Studies and Human Services with a specialization in life span human development. The life span human development M.S. specialization is concerned with the growth and development of the individual, the varying contexts of human development, and the processes underlying development throughout the life cycle. The continuous and systematic changes in the behavior of individuals, and the processes underlying these developmental changes across the life span, are of primary interest. Consideration is given to the ways in which varying and changing ecological contexts, both large and small, influence human development. In the School of Family Studies and Human Services, we are particularly interested in the influences of family context and family relations on the course of development. Further, consistent with the orientations and goals of our applied perspective, this specialization is concerned with identifying factors which may foster and enhance development and optimize growth over the life span. Overall, the life span human development specialization provides students with opportunities to study developmental processes and transitions from conception to death, the many factors influencing the course and direction of development, and implications of these for research, applied programs and social policy.

A minimum of 36 hours of graduate course work is required for this M.S. degree.

End of Program Requirements


Thesis: an empirical research project (6-8 hours of M.S. Research) or Report (2 hours of M.S. Research) or Manuscript or journal article of acceptable quality

Oral examination: focused on the thesis, report or manuscript

Notes


Students interested in this option with questions about program requirements or curriculum should contact:

Dr. Rick Scheidt or Dr. Bronwyn Fees
Co-Chairs
Life Span Human Development
School of Family Studies and Human Services
315 Justin Hall or 343J Justin Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-1483 or (785) 532-1476
rscheidt@ksu.edu or fees@ksu.edu

Students interested in this option with questions about admissions should contact:

Connie J. Fechter
Graduate Program Admissions Coordinator
School of Family Studies and Human Services
304 Justin Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-1473
fechter@ksu.edu