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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
The application deadline for the Fall 2024 cohort will be January 15, 2024. To apply online, please visit The Graduate School website.
When is the application deadline?
January 15th, 2024
Do I need to take the GREs to apply?
For 2024 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. All core courses are offered in the evening.
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, Public Health, and Sociology.
Do you offer funding?
Yes! We offer a variety of competitive opportunities for fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships. These often come with a small stipend and cover some course credits. Many of our students receive funding of some type.
When are your classes offered?
Our program’s core courses are in-person and offered in the evenings. However, some courses may be offered in a hybrid format (i.e., a mix of online and in-person); we are not an online-only program. 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.