At the University of New Hampshire, where providing a broad-based education of the highest quality for students in an ethical and welcoming setting is one of our core responsibilities, we embrace diversity and its multiplicity of meanings. Come, visit us, and discover diversity in the UNH Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

Human Development and Family Studies Mission Statement

The Human Development and Family Studies mission is to promote the health and well-being of individuals and families through research, teaching and service.  Programs emphasize both theoretical and practical knowledge about development across the lifespan, family dynamics, teacher and parent education, and prevention and intervention programs that aid individuals and families. The department is committed to embracing diversity, providing educational environments that stress excellence and innovation, and developing exemplary programs and research to serve students, professionals and the larger community.

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UNH Office of Admissions
Phone: (603) 862-3271

The Graduate School
Phone: (603) 862-3000


Contact Us


Kerry Jankins
Phone: (603) 862-2135
Email: kerry.jankins@unh.edu

Graduate Coordinator

Tyler Jamison
Phone: 603-862-5587
Email: tyler.jamison@unh.edu