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PhD in Family Studies Online Information Session (Program Information)

December 13, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location Online
CostFreePosted InCollege of Education and Human Services
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Family Studies is a multi- and interdisciplinary field, drawing on a range of social science disciplines including sociology, social work, education, gerontology, and community and developmental psychology. The PhD in Family Studies program considers family life within larger socio-cultural contexts and explores how issues of power, privilege, and social justice interact to differentially impact family configurations. The program’s unique strengths include:

  • Individually focused areas of study sustained throughout the coursework
  • Integrating theory, research and practice with a focus on the local context
  • Preparation of scholars and practitioners as advocates for positive change for family well-being

The PhD in Family Studies program prepares students to:

  • Bring an interdisciplinary, critical lens to the analysis of challenges and issues that impact the well-being of families across the life course;
  • Conduct research that furthers the field of Family Studies and contributes to the knowledge base of diverse family forms;
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of an area of Family Studies of their own choosing through focused study;
  • Be effective advocates in their chosen areas of expertise for policies, practices, and interventions that would support the development and well-being of families across the life course.

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