Institute On Family and Neighborhood Life


Thank you for considering admission to the Ph.D. program in International Family & Community Studies.  

Applicants must hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited degree program. In addition to strong academic performance, experience in volunteer and/or professional public service is desirable. In most circumstances, students should submit

  • GRE Test scores,
  • three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant's academic work and/or community service, and
  • a 500-word essay on the applicant's career aspirations and goals and their relation to this graduate program.
  • Students for whom English is not their first language are also required to submit TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores.
  • Both U.S. and international students are welcome, as are both new graduates and experienced professionals.

We do not have set requirements for acceptance into our program; each application is evaluated individually and we take into account your undergraduate/graduate record, GRE scores, recommendation letters and statement of purpose. Research experience or employment in areas relevant to family and community studies also carries weight.

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