Graduate Degree Options

Human Ecology Degrees and Options

  • Human Ecology: Civil Society and Community Research (administered by the Civil Society and Community Studies department)
    • Master of Science (MS) (offered as a non-transcripted specialization)
    • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Human Ecology: Consumer Behavior and Family Economics (administered by Consumer Science department)
    • Master of Science (MS)
    • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Human Ecology: Design Studies (administered by the Design Studies department)
    • Master of Science (MS)
    • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Human Ecology: Human Development and Family Studies (administered by the Human Development and Family Studies department)
    • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Human Ecology: Master of Science Program
    • Master of Science (MS)

Minors and Certificates

Graduate Courses

Courses for Human Ecology graduate programs are offered through four academic departments. When searching for courses in the UW-Madison Course Guide, it may be helpful to reference the chart below.

Human Ecology
Graduate Option

Human Ecology
Academic Department

Subject Abbreviation
in Course Guide
Civil Society & Community ResearchCivil Society and Community StudiesINTER-HE, CSCS

Consumer Behavior & Family EconomicsConsumer ScienceCNSR SCI
Design StudiesDesign StudiesDS
Human Development & Family StudiesHuman Development & Family StudiesHDFS