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Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJanuary 1
  • Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MA program in Human Development & Family Science, a student must:
    • Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework

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.

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
  • 1 letter of recommendation from an HDFS faculty member
  • Statement of purpose (Personal statement)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing sample