Through graduate and undergraduate instruction, faculty and student research, and local, state, and national outreach activities, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (formerly Family and Child Ecology) seeks to have a positive impact on individuals and families in the contexts of lifespan development, community, and diversity. Learn more...
Areas of Focus
|Our college offers undergraduate degrees in Child Development (Bachelor of Arts) and Human Development and Family Studies (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science). Learn more about Undergraduate Programs.|
Outreach & Engagement
Couple and Family Therapy Clinic: family, couple, individual, & child services. Sliding fee scale. M-Th 8-8, F 8-5. (517) 432-2272.
MSU's Child Development Laboratories provide exemplary half day and full day preschool for the Greater Lansing Area, quality teacher training experiences, and unique research opportunities. (517) 335-1900.
The Family Impact Seminars are a series of seminars and briefing reports for state policymakers on timely policy issues such as the economy, welfare reform, juvenile justice and healthcare.
News & Events
As Chair of HDFS I treasure the stories my...
The Department of Human Development and Family...
Meenal Rana, PhD, a 2012 graduate from HDFS,...