Human Development and Family Studies
    CDRC, Box 870160, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Human Development and Family Studies, MS
 
Official Concentration(s)*: Child Life, Marriage and Family Therapy.

 
Program Director(s): Dr. Debbie Casper (Incoming Graduate Coordinator), (205) 348-4057
Dr. Maria Hernandez-Reif (Graduate Coordinator), (205) 348-5894
Dr. Robert Laird (Program Director), (205) 348-9277
Application Contact: Daniel Warner, (205) 348-6158
Jennifer Goddard, (205) 348-6250
Application Deadline: Rolling admission following a preference for applications received by Dec 15 for Fall admission.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
Minimum GPA for AMP: 3.5
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes.
*A concentration is an officially approved program of study that will appear on your transcript. You may select a concentration (if available) during the application process.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV Optional but recommended.
Letters of RecommendationThree letters of recommendation.
TranscriptPlease upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020 and fall 2020 admission. Unofficial GRE or MAT scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (GRE School Code: 1830; MAT School Code: 1012). The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile.
The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment. Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.

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