Master of Science in Human Sciences

The mission of the Human Sciences Department is to prepare historically under-represented graduate students for careers as practitioners with a marriage and family emphasis. The department stresses the linkage between theory, research and practice, thereby strengthening individuals and families in their interactive roles within the wider society. The faculty is committed to the professional preparation of the students for acquiring effective intervention techniques and strategies, integrating contemporary research, and completing “hands-on” experiences. Additionally, upon completion of a 45 to 48 course hour program, students will have acquired the necessary academic requirements for the Texas state examination in marriage and family therapy leading to licensure as a marriage and family therapist (L.M.F.T.) and for the Texas state examination as a professional counselor (L.P.C.).

Past graduates have pursued terminal degrees and careers in a variety of settings. Below are some representative examples of graduates in the past decade.

Doctoral Programs Past Graduates have enrolled:

  • Counseling University of North Texas
  • Educational Leadership Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
  • Family Therapy Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX
  • Juvenile Justice Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
  • Law Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL.

Representative Careers of Past Graduates:

  • Adult Protective Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Adult Probation and Parole
  • Juvenile Probation and Parole
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Patient Advocate
  • Public School Teaching
  • Teacher/Student Advocate
  • Case Manager
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Psychological Consultant
  • Rehab Clinician
  • Counselor
  • Administrator

Listed below are some of the interesting and challenging courses a candidate will experience in a pursuit of a Masters of Science in Human Sciences:

  • HUSC 5393 Family Communication
  • HUSC 5543 Theories of Child Development
  • HUSC 5553 Human Development
  • HUSC 5323 Marriage and Family Therapy Pre-Practicum
  • HUSC 5333 Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis
  • HUSC 5373 Sex Therapy
  • HUSC 5383 Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • HUSC 5523 Marriage and Family Therapy
  • HUSC 5533 Family Theory and Issues
  • HUSC 5573 Theories of Personality
  • HUSC 5583 Mental Health and Psychopathology
  • HUSC 5593 Clinical Supervision
  • HUSC 5683 Family Ethics and Issues
  • HUSC 5713 Group Therapy
  • HUSC 5733 Victim and Victimization
  • HUSC 5743 Addiction and Family Intervention
  • HUSC 5753 Individual and Clinical Psychotherapy
  • HUSC 5343 Research Problems
  • HUSC 5346 Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum II
  • HUSC 5563 Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum I

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