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Messiah University is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.


Degree programs - Department of Human Development and Family Science

"The HDFS major has allowed me to look deeply at myself and at others. I feel as if this will help me to live out Messiah's mission: Maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation." - Emily Gaillard '18

Our academic programs

It could be argued that the family is one of the basic building blocks of society, and as such, a crucial element for the success of our society as a whole, and the overall functioning of our Church within that society. In response to this assertion, our programs help to prepare Christians to enhance individual and family well-being.

Majors, Minors and Programs


College credit for high school students

Information on Academic programs