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For more information about the PhD program, please visit: https://hdfs.missouri.edu/degrees/phd-program/

Admission Criteria

  • Fall deadline: January 1
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for last 60 hours

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Human Development and Family Science Program

HDFS uses a paperless application system, so please scan and upload all documents to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Transcripts of all college credit
  • 3 letters of recommendation from people who can speak to applicant’s potential to do graduate work (e.g., professors, advisors)
  • Statement of purpose (Personal statement)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official TOEFL examination scores (International students only)
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