Bachelor of Arts in Human Development & Family Studies
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Development & Family Studies is an online Marriage and Family Therapy degree for those interested in human development.  These flexible online courses offer the same rigor and standards as courses taught on campus but with greater convenience for the student.  The same award-winning faculty provide an interdisciplinary degree program that combines psychology, sociology, education, and other disciplines so students understand human development from infancy through old age.  Various concentration options are available for students to customize the degree to match their future goals and interests.  This online MFT degree offers in-depth knowledge about theory, research, and application in human development throughout the lifespan while emphasizing family as a developmental context.  You will learn developmentally appropriate and best practices in working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families to enhance positive developmental outcomes in a variety of career settings.  Small, dynamic, empirically-based classes and experiences give students the knowledge and skills needed to work in such settings as:

  • Hospitals
  • Counseling
  • Child-care
  • Schools
  • Various social institutions

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Metropolitan State University of Denver is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score