PhD Program in Human Development

Program Structure


Marywood's Ph.D. in Human Development is a 60-credit post-Masters program that is interdisciplinary in nature and research-focusedSpecializations allow you to concentrate your study on a specific discipline area.

Flexible program options enable you to complete your Ph.D. in either 4-years or 6-years and offers three concentration specializations. The program does not require on-campus residency, since most courses are offered on the weekdays and evenings to fit the hours of working professionals. Continuous registration each semester is required and Marywood expects Ph.D. students to complete their degree within 7 years.

Interdisciplinary Core Courses (12 Credits)

D/HD 1021 Theory of Development and Change -- Moodle Component (fall)
D/HD 1031 Social and Economic Dimensions of Human Development (fall)
D/HD 1041 Physiological and Psychological Bases of Human Development (spring)
D/HD 1100 Professional Ethics (spring)

Research Courses (12 Credits)

D/HD 1011 Advanced Statistical Analysis (fall)
D/HD 1013 Advanced Correlation (spring)
D/HD 1015 Qualitative Research (spring)
D/HD 1017 Quantitative Methodology--Moodle Component (fall)

Applied Interdisciplinary Core Courses (12 Credits) -- Select any 4 courses:

D/HD 1005 Models of Teaching
D/HD 1012 Communication Theory & Organizational Dynamics
D/HD 1030 Financial & Strategic Planning
D/HD 1109 Law & Public Policy
D/HD 1112 The Grantsmanship Process
D/HD 1140 Program Development & Evaluation
D/HD 1150 Labor Relations & Human Resources                                                                  
D/HD 1151 Academic Writing
D/HD 1152 Mentored Teaching Internship (PRQ: D/HD 1005)

Specialization Courses (12 Credits)

Organizational Leadership

D/OL 1161 Perspectives on Entrepreneurial Leadership
D/OL 1162 Organizational Leadership Theory & Research
D/OL 1163 Policy Formulations & Analysis
D/OL 1164 Consultancy Project/Practicum

College/University Teaching

D/ED 1155 Theory & Application of Instructional Design Models
D/ED 1156 Best Practices for Online Learning
D/ED 1157 Assessing Student Learning
D/ED 1158 Adult Learning Theory

Health Promotion

D/HP 1102 Social Epidemiology
D/HP 1103 Management of the Health & Human Services
D/HP 1120 Global Health & Multicultural Health Disparities
D/HP 1121 Public Health in Action                                

Dissertation Seminar (3 Credits) + Dissertation (9 Credits)

D/HD 1051 Selected Topics: Dissertation Seminar (fall) -- taken after completing qualifying experience and all coursework (48 credits)