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On-Campus Graduate Programs

Mizzou HDFS offers outstanding graduate training in research, teaching, and engagement for students at both the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Our student-centered approach allows students to tailor their graduate education in way that offers them diverse experiences and hands-on training for their chosen career. Come join a new generation of scholars!

A graduate degree in HDFS allows students to understand growth and relationships in diverse contexts. Our students learn the importance of collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach that allows them to tackle real-world issues for individuals and families across the lifespan.

Our on-campus graduate programs include:


  • Understand more deeply the theory and research in human development and family science
  • Become a critical consumer of research
  • Learn about evidence-informed practices to improve peoples’ lives


  • Partner with award-winning faculty
  • Engage in high-quality teaching, research, and programming activities
  • Develop an expertise in research methodologies
  • Create knowledge about development and relationships in context
  • Personalize your plan of study

Why Mizzou HDFS?

  • Mizzou HDFS ranked #6 nationally in value by Great Value Colleges of all family and consumer sciences departments
  • Excellent national reputation and ranking among HDFS doctoral programs
  • Collegial and supportive culture
  • Over $100,000 awarded annually from departmentcollege, and university fellowships
  • Financial packages worth approximately $55,000 annually (including stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance subsidy)
  • Exceptional post-graduation employment rate in the graduate’s chosen field
  • Award-winning mentorship from nationally-recognized faculty
  • Curated plan of study prepares you for the career you want
  • Built-in opportunities to conduct research, publish, and present at conferences
  • Face-to-face and online teaching opportunities
  • Free professional development workshops