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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
The application deadline for the Fall 2021 cohort will be February 1st, 2021. To apply online, please visit The Graduate School website.
When is the application deadline?
February 1, 2022
Do I need to take the GREs to apply?
For 2022 admissions, the GRE is not required.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
It usually takes full-time students about 4 years to finish, and part-time students usually take between 4 and 7 years to complete depending on their pace.
I work full time. Can I still attend your program?
YES – we offer flexible course offerings and pacing of degree milestones
I did not receive my BA or MA degree in Family Science and Human Development. Can I still apply?
Yes! Although many of our students come from FSHD/HDFS undergraduate and graduate programs, others come from related fields such as Education, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, and Sociology.
Do you offer funding?
Yes! We offer a variety of opportunities for fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships. Many of our students receive funding of some type.
Do you offer online classes?
During the 2021-22 academic year there will be a mix on online, hybrid and in-person course formats.
When are your classes offered?
Our program’s core courses are offered in the evenings.  Some courses will also be offered in the summer or daytime.  Electives are selected by each student with their advisor, based on the student’s research interests and schedule, and may be offered in the daytime, evenings and/or summer.