Community of Graduate Students

HDFS graduate students come from all over the United States and around the world to study the wellbeing and healthy development of individuals and families across the lifespan in a range of contexts.

Students engage in vigorous programs of research, publishing work in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals and sharing work at professional conferences (regionally, nationally, and internationally). See where our graduate students have presented and published their work recently.

UConn’s graduate students are affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) through The UConn Council on Family Relations (UCCFR), a professional organization for graduate students who are preparing for academic careers in human development, family policy, and other related areas.

Adulthood, Aging, and Gerontology

Child and Adolescent Development

Couples, Parents and Families

Diversity and Culture

Health, Wellbeing, and Prevention