Human Development and Family Studies

Virtual Open Houses for Applicants to the MS or PhD Graduate Programs

Focus on Early Childhood

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Dr. Buehler with a group of graduate students presenting their research

Graduate Studies

Thank you for your interest in the Human Development and Family Studies graduate programs here at UNCG. We hope you take a minute to hear about our programs from a few of our current students in the highlighted video. A new study of 52 HDFS doctoral programs by Reifman and colleagues (2015) has ranked the doctoral program here at UNCG as the 5th best program in the U.S. (and the best in the Southeast). Rankings are based on the quantity and quality of faculty research, important features of a successful doctoral program. Please contact us with your questions and we hope you seriously consider applying to one of our exciting programs.

Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG specializes in the study of the intersections among human development, family processes, context, and culture.

Most HDFS faculty and graduate students focus their teaching and research in one of the following areas: early childhood care and education, young children's development, adolescent development, intergenerational relationships, adult development and aging, and marriage, family, and other close relationships.

Learn more about our graduate program options.

Video Transcript (pdf)