Degrees & Programs

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Certificates and Minors

Human Ecology Doctoral Minor
Human Development and Family Studies Doctoral Minor
Community-Engaged Scholarship Doctoral Minor
Community & Nonprofit Leadership Capstone Certificate
Community-Engaged Scholarship Graduate/Professional Certificate

Graduate Courses

Courses for Human Ecology graduate programs are offered through four academic departments. When searching for courses in the UW-Madison Course Search and Enroll app, 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

Resources & Organizations

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    • The all UW-Madison Students page provides links to information about housing, finances and money, health and safety, getting involved on campus, getting around campus, and student services
    • The Guide to Graduate Student Life website helps with nonacademic issues and offers advice about the university and community from a student’s perspective
  • SoHE’s student organizations offer opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students to meet other students and faculty, get involved in the community, and gain valuable experience

Questions? Contact us.

Director of SoHE Graduate Studies: Associate Professor Sigan Hartley | | 608.265.5424

 Graduate Program ChairDepartment Chair
Civil Society and Community StudiesBrian McInnesCynthia Jasper
Consumer ScienceJ. Michael CollinsNancy Wong
Design StudiesJung-hye ShinJung-hye Shin
Human Development and Family StudiesKristin LitzelmanHeather Kirkorian
Master of Science in Human EcologySarah Halpern-Meekin