Department of Health and Human Development

http://www.montana.edu/hhd/

Department Head

Dr. Sandra Bailey
219 Herrick Hall
406-994-3242

Department Main Office:
218 Herrick Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-3540

Graduate programs in the Department of Health and Human Development lead to a Master of Science degree in Health and Human Development with options in counseling, exercise and nutrition sciences, family and consumer sciences, and food, family, and community health sciences. The Master of Education degree is given to those completing the school counseling degree.

Graduate programs are coordinated by a graduate coordinator for the counseling program or by a graduate coordinator in exercise and nutrition sciences, and food, family, and community health sciences. General descriptions of the graduate options are included below. More detailed information regarding curricula and requirements may be obtained from the respective graduate coordinators listed above. Information may also be obtained on the Department of Health and Human Development website at www.montana.edu/hhd.

A minimum of 30 credits is required for the Master of Science degree in exercise and nutrition sciences, family and consumer sciences, and food, family, and community health sciences. Both thesis and non-thesis plans are available. Because of professional licensure requirements, a minimum of 60 credits is required for the counseling programs. The school counseling program requires a minimum of 48 credits. Transfer credits may not exceed the limit of nine set by The Graduate School and must be assessed by the respective graduate coordinator before acceptance to the program.

Graduate Coordinators

Dr. John Seifert, 103E Romney, 406-994-7154, john.seifert@montana.edu - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and Food, Family & Community Health Sciences

Dr. Rebecca Koltz, 210E Herrick Hall, 406-994-3299, rebecca.koltz@montana.edu - Counseling

Dr. Deborah Haynes, 217 Herrick Hall, 406-994-5013, dhaynes@montana.edu - Family & Financial Planning

Katey Franklin, 210B Herrick Hall, 406-994-3245, kathryn.franklin1@montana.edu - Licensed Addition Counseling Certificate Program


Admission

In addition to the requirements listed in the Application Requirements and Admission Policies sections, admission requirements for specific options can be obtained from the department website at www.montana.edu/hhd or by calling 406-994-3242.

Provisional admission as a graduate student is possible if there is a deficiency in one or more of these areas. Students accepted provisionally will be required to:

  1. successfully complete the undergraduate prerequisites for graduate-level classes,
  2. successfully complete the specific undergraduate or graduate classes needed for acceptance, and/or
  3. take a required course load and earn a specific grade point average while on a provisional status. 

Financial Assistance

Teaching assistantships may be available within the Department of Health and Human Development. Assistantships are typically nine-month appointments. Counseling assistantships can include a summer appointment in addition to the academic year appointment. Research assistantships may be available with individual faculty members who have funded grants or contracts. Stipends vary depending on the type of appointment, the requirements of the job, the experience of the applicant, and available funding. See the Graduate Assistantships sections of the department website for detailed information on appointment criteria. Assistantships are requested from the student’s home department.