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Family Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The Family Sciences doctoral (Ph.D.) program from University of Kentucky is a research-based curriculum that provides a strong foundation in theory, research methods, and statistics. We also provide all doctoral students with teaching opportunities.
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Overview

Four emphasis areas are available in the Family Sciences doctoral program from University of Kentucky:

  • adolescent development
  • aging
  • family finance and economics,
  • family processes.

Additionally, graduate certificates can be earned in specialization areas such as applied statistics, college teaching and learning, gerontology, maternal and child health, and gender and women’s studies.'

The programme

Graduates of the doctoral program are qualified for academic positions at colleges and universities, program evaluation positions in public and private settings focused on the family, and administrative positions in public and private human services prevention and intervention settings. Recent graduates are working as faculty members at academic institutions such as California State University, University of Akron, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, and University of Missouri.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Processes
  • Readings in Family Theory and Research
  • The Lifecourse Perspective on Families
  • Allocation of Family Resources
  • Research Methods in Family Science
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Basic Statistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Personal Statement
  • GRE 
  • To apply for an assistantship, please attach a Word document indicating whether you would prefer to be considered for a full-time assistantship (20 hours per week) or a half-time assistantship (10 hours per week)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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