From human development, health and wellness to personal finance and retail décor and design – your SDState master’s degree in human sciences can focus on five exciting specializations.
You will learn with a variety of faculty and graduate students from across the region. Certain specializations will be offered through Great Plains IDEA (Interactive Distance Education Alliance), a consortium of 20 public universities. SDState will be your home university, and courses are taught from faculty from all the institutions.
Go further with your Master of Science in Human Sciences degree.
Online Developmental Sciences Specialization
Fully online for professionals who work with children and families. Acquire the cultural competence in effectively working with diverse populations.
Online Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialization
The region’s only degree program in this critical need area. Designed for working educators and those seeking initial teacher certification. Offered via GPIDEA.
Online Family Financial Planning Specialization
Elevate your skills beyond typical financial licensing and credentials with this high-demand specialization. AFC and CFP Board certified program offered via GPIDEA.
Online Merchandising Specialization
Learn how to stay ahead in an evolving retail landscape to ready yourself for emerging positions in the fashion and retail industries. Offered via GPIDEA.
Flexible and Affordable
Talk about a smart investment! You can pursue your online SDState Master of Science in Human Sciences degree from anywhere, on your own time.