The Department of Human Development and Family Science at Messiah University seeks to enhance the well-being of families in diverse societies through:
  • educating and advising students for graduate school and careers in family science
  • engaging in national and international conversations on family-related issues
  • conducting academic research
  • developing and delivering effective family life education programs
  • presenting ideas and solutions which reflect Christian faith and values
  • pursuing lives of leadership, service (e.g. civic engagement), and reconciliation (e.g. ethical responsibility) locally, nationally, and globally


Browse the Human Development and Family Science Collections:

HDFS Educator Scholarship

Human Development and Family Science Student Work