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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Development and Family Science, minor with grad track option leading to Educational Psychology, MS


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A minor in human development and family science (HDFS) is suggested for students whose careers or graduate degree audits involve children and families, for students who desire enrichment in family life education and for students in pre-professional studies leading to careers in medicine and family law. A grad track minor in HDFS requires 18 semester hours, including 12 advanced hours. Students who choose HDFS as a minor must meet prerequisite requirements for courses.

Admission requirements and program policies


Admission requirements


Students apply for admission in to the grad track option by:

  • applying to the educational psychology department,
  • one of the following two options:
    • submitting official GRE scores to the department
      or
    • successfully completing a critical writing and analysis task, as well as completing a personal interview; both of which are administered by the Department of Educational Psychology

 

Program policies


Students with an overall GPA of 3.25 may apply to the program and to the graduate school for the grad track option, which includes 6 hours of undergraduate courses in human development and family science and 12 hours of graduate courses in educational psychology. Following successful completion of the undergraduate degree, students may transfer the 12 graduate hours into the MS with a major in educational psychology and concentrations in family science, child life or learning and development.

Students admitted into the grad track option must earn a grade of B or higher in each of the four graduate courses taken. Full admission to the UNT graduate school is obtained upon completion of the undergraduate degree.

Program requirements


Students seeking a master’s concentration in family science will take the following courses in the grad track option:

  • EPSY 5050 - Foundations of Educational Research Methodology
  • EPSY 5323 - Parent and Family Education
  • EPSY 5413 - Family Relationships
  • EPSY 5443 - Family Economics and Management

Students seeking a master’s concentration in learning and development will take the following courses in the grad track option:

  • EPSY 5000 - Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • EPSY 5050 - Foundations of Educational Research Methodology
  • EPSY 5133 - Infant and Child Development
  • EPSY 5143 - Advanced Adolescent Development

Students seeking a master’s concentration in child life will take the following courses in the grad track option:

  • EPSY 5050 - Foundations of Educational Research Methodology
  • EPSY 5133 - Infant and Child Development
  • EPSY 5143 - Advanced Adolescent Development
  • EPSY 5213 - Child Life Seminar

For the remainder of the minor requirements, please contact the Department of Educational Psychology.

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