About the Department: As an academic unit of the College of Education and Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, the Department of Human Development and Family Science has a diverse and dynamic mission with 27 faculty and 36 staff members across two campuses, Stillwater and Tulsa. The department focuses on strengthening relationships and empowering people across the life-span. We seek to better understand how to help children and adults with their relationships, to prepare students to become professionals in the field, and to equip community organizations with the best practice recommendations from research. Our faculty, staff, students, and graduates are caring, committed professionals with a passion for changing the world.
Centers: Center for Family Resilience (Tulsa), Center for Public Life (Tulsa), Center for Family Services, Cleo L. Craig Child Development Lab, Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and the newly formed National Institute for Immigrant Health and Education (NIIH).
Academic Programs: The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees within the disciplines of human development and family science, 388 undergraduate and 98 graduate students ...were enrolled in Fall 2020. Our programs produce leaders for industry, academic, and public school education positions through undergraduate and graduate programs, internships, and experiential learning activities.
Research: The department's expert faculty conduct internationally- and nationally-recognized research focused on promoting the well-being, health, and healthy relationships of individuals, families, and communities across Oklahoma and the nation.
Instruction: The Department’s expert faculty provide high-quality instruction to promote student success. Our undergraduate programs offer service learning, internship and practicum opportunities. We develop competent professionals with the knowledge and resources to improve the relationships of families and communities in Oklahoma and globally.
Extension: Department state specialists provide education to OSU Extension educators in all 77 counties to improve the health, wellbeing, and financial skills of the people in Oklahoma. Additionally, department faculty and students are engaged with local communities throughout the state.
About the University: Oklahoma State University, an R1 land-grant institution (ranked 114th by NSF in Fall 2017) committed to strengthening its diversity, equity and inclusion. Enrollment at OSU-Stillwater is approximately 23,000 students; the College of Education and Human Sciences includes 7 academic units, 172 faculty, and nearly 200 full-time staff.