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Faculty and students at the College of Human Ecology conduct research to improve nutrition and health, advance design and technology, promote development and the life course, and secure economic and social well-being for individuals, families, and communities.

Research links together the academic efforts of our college. Research informs our teaching and our outreach, it exposes us to innovative methods for dealing with the problems faced by individuals and families, and it positions us to address change and to contribute to innovation. The College of Human Ecology has a long history of creating and embracing change. We seek to continue that tradition.

Use the links at left to explore the scholarship in our departments, centers, and institutes.

Master of Professional Studies Degree (Human Ecology)

This program is intended for professionals who need further academic training but whose career goals are not oriented to research and teaching at an advanced level.  Often, this degree is appropriate for persons who want a one year Master's degree. Their study program in the MPS (Human Ecology) program would include course work primarily focused on a subject or problem area related to their career.  For eligibility requirements and further information please open the link above.

The current issue of Human Ecology, which reports on research, outreach, and instruction in the college, is available online.