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Florida State University - Department of Family and Child Sciences
In the Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Ph.D. program, we train students to become the next generation of scholars, university faculty, and researchers. Our gr
In the Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Ph.D. program, we train students to become the next generation of scholars, university faculty, and researchers. Our graduates have successfully obtained positions of their choice in some of the nation’s leading academic institutions.
The HDFS curriculum addresses relational and family process in contemporary families, such as cohabiting couples, families of divorce and remarriage, military families, and foster families. Faculty are noted for their study of children’s friendships, couple dynamics, intimate partner violence, parenting practices, racial socialization, among other topics.
Required Core Courses
HOE 6366 Research Best Practices in Human Sciences
CHD 5617 Professional Development in FCS
FAD 5481 College Teaching in Family Sciences
FAD 5942 Supervised Teaching
CHD 6261 Theories of Child Development
FAD 6436 Theories of Family Science
FAD 6930r Special Topics in MFT: Family Diversity
Required Research and Statistics
CHD 5915 Methods of Research
FAD 5700 Applied Research in Human Sciences
FAD 6935r Special Topics in FCS: Qualitative Methods in FCS
FAD 5912r Supervised Research
FAD 6917 Research Methods in FCS
FAD 8964r Preliminary Doctoral Exam
FAD 6980 Dissertation
FAD 8985r Dissertation Defense Examination
Data Analytic Electives (examples)
COM 5317 Content Analysis in Communication Research
EDF 5402 Adv. Topics in Analysis of Variance Apps.
EDF 5406 Multivariate Analysis Applications
EDF 5409 Causal Modeling
EDF 5410 Nonparametric Analysis Applications
SOW 6407 Survey Research Methods
STA 5179 Applied Survival Analysis
STA 5856 Time Series and Forecasting Methods
Elective Courses (examples)
CHD 5618 Policy Development and Analysis in FCS