Upon graduating with a Ph.D. in Family Science, students will be able to:

  • Design and evaluate programmatic interventions to address social, behavioral, health, economic, and other family issues.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence in research, program planning and evaluation, and policy related to family health and well-being.
  • Analyze family health policy, evaluate health care policy issues and conduct a family impact study.
  • Design and implement a theory-based research project that addresses a significant family or family health issue and write an empirical manuscript for publication.