Apply (Graduate Application)

This application is only for current pathway students.

Applications must be submitted by December 1st.

This statement is an important part of your application for admission to any graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Please elaborate on how your long-term professional goals fit within the mission of the department and of the HDFS Program and how your goals enhance the well-being of diverse families in a changing world through scholarly research, teaching, clinical engagement and outreach. Specifically address: 

  • What content areas of research and methods do you hope to pursue as a doctoral student and beyond (i.e., specific problems or issues, research questions, types of families/relationships, types of research methods/approaches)? 
  • What types of research experiences have prepared you to successfully complete a master's program in Human Development and Family Science? Be sure to include your experience working with current HDFS faculty.
  • Please list at least two graduate faculty members with whom you hope to work and briefly describe how your research goals and interests fit with the expertise of these faculty. 

Please elaborate on how your academic goals relate to promoting a social justice agenda that creates knowledge and serves diverse communities. What personal and professional experiences position you to work with these topics/communities?

I understand that my signature below and submission of the application to the pathway for the HDFS BS/MS Double Dawg Program grants permission to the Human Development and Family Science Department to review my student records.

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