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More Information for HDFS Graduate Students

The Department of Human Development & Family Science offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Graduate study in HDFS emphasizes research and the application of research to the field of child and family risk and resilience. Graduate students work with advisers and advisory committees to develop flexible, yet rigorous programs of study and research that meet the degree requirements and students’ professional goals within an area of specialization in the field.

Visit the Graduate Degrees page for brief descriptions about our graduate programs.


Departmental Graduate Admissions

Graduate College Admissions

Information about the HDFS Graduate Programs

HDFS Graduate Student Handbook

M.S. in Human Development and Family Science

PhD in Human Development and Family Science

Information about the GP-IDEA Online MS Degree in Family and Community Services

Information about the GP-IDEA Online MS Degree in Gerontology


HDFS Faculty Areas of Expertise

OSU Research Week

College of Human Sciences - Research and Graduate Studies Office


Course Descriptions:  For all OSU courses, refer to Course Descriptions in the OSU Catalog.

myOKSTATE: Go to for the Banner portal where students can search and register for courses (Do not use Chrome.)

Short, Online, and Outreach Class Schedules

OSU Registrar’s Office

OSU Academic Calendar

OSU Enrollment Guides

Funding Graduate Education

CoHS Funding Opportunities

CoHS and HDFS Scholarships


CoHS Graduate Students Resources

OSU Graduate College Website

International Students and Scholars Office


OSU Graduate and Professional Student Government Association (GPSGA) page on OSU Campus Link for OSU campus organizations and events.

OSU GPSGA website

CoHS Graduate Students in Human Sciences (GSHS)