For full-time students, the entire program can be completed within a two year period. However, part-time students are encouraged to apply. When possible, courses will be offered in the evenings and on weekends in order to accommodate those who have weekday, work, and family obligations.
Effective Fall 2012, we are launching our newly revised curriculum that builds on our Department's applied strengths, and focuses on enhancing the well-being of individuals and families over the life course.
Please access our revised program flyer
for a listing of the courses.
Advising within the HDFS Program
The Coordinator of the HDFS graduate program is Dr. Deborah Bailey and the Assistant Coordinator is Candace Maylee. Ms. Maylee will be the graduate student's main contact person through the initial phase of the application process and early on into the graduate program. Once students are at CMU and have begun to take coursework, Dr. Bailey will be their temporary advisor. During their first year in the program, each graduate student will select an advisor from the graduate faculty. That advisor, along with the student's graduate committee will provide most of the academic advising necessary to assist the student in meeting programmatic requirements.