Graduate students interested in pursuing an Option A doctoral minor should complete the minor agreement form available on the HDFS website and consult with the graduate program chair, who will help them identify an HDFS faculty member to serve as their faculty advisor.

All students pursuing the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Doctoral Minor must comply with Graduate School Policy for Option A Minors.

The HDFS Doctoral Minor requires at least 9 credits of HDFS coursework, with no more than 3 credits below the 700 level. HDFS courses that are cross-listed with another department should be taken as an HDFS course. Students must receive a grade of B or better in each course. 

Professors: Janean Dilworth-Bart (chair), Charles Raison, Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Linda Roberts, Stephen Small

Associate Professors: Larissa Duncan, Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Sigan Hartley, Heather Kirkorian, Robert Nix, Lauren Papp

Assistant Professors: Kristin Litzelman, Margaret Kerr