Classroom Type: On campus
Prepares candidates for cutting-edge research and university teaching positions focused on family diversity and social justice, leading to equity and excellence for all.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling
Campus: CU Denver
Understanding diversity among families in the United States and around the globe is critical to lead for social justice, equity and excellence for all in the quality of their lives, their schooling and the health of their communities. The field of family science and human development across the life span takes a systems approach to all programs we face in contemporary society. University of Colorado Denver's PhD in Education and Human Development with a concentration in family science and human development, focuses on family diversity and social justice and prepares you for cutting-edge research and teaching in a university, college or a research organization.
Students in this concentration area will:
A great strength of the program is the diversity of our students and their dedication to diverse families, family policy and practice, and strengths-based culturally and linguistically proficient research.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a faculty member or researcher. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.
The 75-credit program begins each fall.
Recommended Completion Time:4 to 8 years
Required Credits for Completion:75
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: January 10*
*Extended deadline for Fall 2022 only
The core course rotation begins every fall. We encourage students to review the concentration area choices on our website and contact one or more of the faculty associated with that concentration area for an appointment prior to submitting their application. This ensures the students have an opportunity to discuss their research area of interest, as well as introduce themselves to the faculty. Also, the financial support we provide our PhD students is often tied to federal and state funding decisions, so meeting with a faculty member will let you know if any funding opportunities will be available in the upcoming year.
As part of gaining admission to the PhD program, students are paired with a doctoral faculty advisor/mentor. The doctoral faculty may request a personal interview to complement the information provided in the application materials.