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1 Graduate Study in HDFS Department of Human Development & Family Science Oklahoma State University

2 Is graduate study your next career path? Why attend Graduate School? Advance your career Enhance your earning capacity Satisfy and promote intellectual curiosity Why HDFS & not another area of study? Explore integrated, holistic approaches to development Improve the lives of children, youth, families, & communities Focus on family risk and resilience

3 How to find out more about Graduate Study in HDFS? Email faculty members & graduate students Complete a research practicum Complete an internship with an agency, faculty member, or other professional organization

4 HDFS Graduate Programs Masters Degree Programs Doctoral Degree Programs

5 Masters Degree Programs Child & Family Services (CFS) Focuses on the application of research, theory & best practices to individual and family risk & resilience Developmental & Family Science (DFS) Focuses on social behavioral research Early Childhood Education (ECE) Focuses on the application of research, theory, & best practices with children birth through age eight NOTE: All required courses can be taken on either campus

6 Child and Family Services Career Options Community Program Positions Child Development Specialist Family Life Educator Youth & Family Services/DHS Worker Other Program Positions Childcare Administrator Vocational Rehabilitation/Job Training Specialist Extension Educator Faith-Based Organization Health-related Programs

7 Developmental & Family Science Career Options Preparation for Doctoral Study Child Development Specialist Policy-Related Positions Researcher/Analyst Evaluator Grant Writer Social Service/Community Agency Positions Child Advocate Family Assessment Specialist Project Manager

8 Teaching Positions Research/Training based Child Development Lab/School Public or Private School – Preschool through Grade 3 Child Care Center Positions Director Administrator Evaluator Child Development Consulting Positions Public or Private School State or Federal Government Agency Private Practice Early Childhood Education Career Options

9 Gerontology Focuses on interdisciplinary research translating into meaningful outreach and instructional programs improving quality of life for older citizens, their families, and communities Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) Provides clinical training to work with clients on a wide range of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, parent-child issues, abuse, violence, marital and premarital issues, trauma, and loss The only CAMFTE accredited program in Oklahoma Masters Degree Programs

10 Senior Center, Intergenerational, Adult Day Care, Retirement or Assisted Living Positions Evaluator Research Consultant Project Management Leisure and Recreation Program Director Nutrition Consultant Long-Term Care Director Senior Employment/Volunteer Program Positions Home Health Care Administrative Positions Preparation for Doctoral Study Gerontology Career Options

11 Licensed Counselor Positions Individual and Family Therapist Private Practice Clinic State or Federal Government Agencies Program Positions Case Manager Crisis and Hotline Service Provider Divorce Mediation Residential Treatment Substance Abuse Treatment Marriage & Family Therapy Career Options

12 Specialize in Human Development, Family Science, or Gerontology Breadth: Substantive content across HDFS disciplines Depth: Substantive content within primary discipline Integration: Capitalize on strengths of HDFS disciplines Experience: Research, instruction, and various other applications enhancing individual and family resilience Doctoral Program Human Environmental Sciences

13 PhD Career Options University Professor - public or private Statistician/Analyst Private Practice Consultant Center/Program Director Direct Government Research and Policy Programs Professional Journal Editor

14 What to expect in Graduate School Complete required coursework Select thesis or non-thesis option Work with faculty members Enhance your professional development Expand your professional network of mentors & colleagues

15 Admission Requirements Application materials are due the semester PRIOR to admission! Graduate College Application (with $40 fee) Official transcripts from all colleges attended HDFS Department Graduate college application Department application & 2- 3 page statement of goals Department application Resume (or CV) 3 recommendation letters/forms GRE scores Undergraduate GPA – 3.0 Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Testing available almost daily Exam takes up to 4 hours Scores sent to university 10-15 days after testing $140 exam fee OSU: 6546, HDFS: 4602 International Students Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Official Transcript certified translation into English

16 Admission Deadlines! Fall Scholarships/Fellowships December 19 Graduate College & HDFS Department January 10 MFT only admits for fall Spring Scholarships/Fellowships December 19 Graduate College & HDFS Department October 15

17 Financial Support Human Development and Family Science Research Assistantships Teaching Assistantships Other Graduate Assistantships Travel Support Limited Scholarships and Fellowships Graduate College Limited Scholarships and Fellowships Tuition Waivers Health Benefits

18 Support for GTAs/GRAs during 2010-2011 academic year

19 For more information visit: Email: Or visit Graduate Student Services In Tulsa – Main Hall Commons In Stillwater – 202 Whitehurst

20 Questions? Updated 04/29/10

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