- Obtain a broad understanding of the scholarly literature in Human Development and Family Studies and a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly literature in area of expertise.
- Form testable hypotheses/anticipated hypothesized relationships and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
- Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
- Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
- Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally, in writing and with appropriate use of images (e.g., tables, figures) and media.
- Articulate how the graduate program, including coursework and creative scholarship facilitates meets life and career goals.
- Conduct scholarship, in teams and independently, that consistently demonstrates ethical practice and professionalism.
- Participate in professional, university and/or community-related service.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching university courses (doctoral students).
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