We bring together scientists and students dedicated to improving human health, informing behavioral choices and enhancing quality of life. Students are positioned for careers in research, education, government, and industry upon graduation.

Human Development and Family Science

Each year, approximately 50 students are pursuing their M.S. or Ph.D. degree in this department. There is a general M.S. program and one with an emphasis in Child Life. Ask about the generous assistantship or scholarship support we have to offer you. 

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Foods and Nutrition

This department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. The M.S. is available as thesis or non-thesis options.  Students interested in research, as well as those eligible for the dietetics internship, are encouraged to apply to the M.S.-thesis option. You may also wish to explore the graduate certificate programs in Gerontology, or in Obesity and Weight Management.

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Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Graduate degrees at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels build your expertise in financial planning, in consumer behavior and policy, or in housing and property management. Ask about our online graduate degree in financial planning, the newest addition to the high quality curriculum and research opportunities.

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Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

This graduate program will prepare you for career as a professional in industry, government, business, and academia. This department offers the M.S. degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and the Ph.D. degree in Polymer, Fiber and Textile Sciences. Or you can study for the Ph.D. with an Emphasis in International Merchandising. 

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