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 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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