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Family and Child Studies, Ph.D.

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University rank #253 (BCR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The conceptual framework for the Ph.D. in Family and Child Studies is based on the link between the principles of ecology and systems theory with the study of families. The current interdisciplinary perspective assumes that family dynamics can best be understood within the multiple contexts in which they occur. 
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Overview

The mission of the Ph.D. in Family and Child Studies is to foster an interdisciplinary scholarly environment that enables early childhood professionals, family service providers, and researchers in the field of family and child study to 

  • Cultivate and disseminate systematic information and grounded knowledge about the diverse nature of families in contemporary societies 
  • Understand and critically respond to the dynamic complexities of human development across the lifespan
  •  Foster leadership in addressing the multiple facets of early childhood development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

With the exception of a 12-hour doctoral core, students plan an individualized program with their Committee on Studies that focuses on the area of Family Studies and which may include courses in the graduate unit as well as from other units.

 To be eligible for the doctoral core courses (advanced seminars in theories, research and legal, ethical and policy issues in Family Studies and Internship), students will be expected to have had graduate courses (Family Studies Master’s Core courses) or their equivalents in human growth and development, family interaction, managing family resources, multicultural issues in working with families and children, introductory statistics and a course in research methods. 

In addition, students must have 24 credit hours in a secondary discipline and complete 15 hours to meet the inquiry skills requirement.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

The Program requirements for the PhD program include:

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation 
  • Letter of Intent is your research statement describing your anticipated doctoral research focus, academic training, interest in the field, and career objectives. 
  • Official Transcripts 
  • GRE Scores. 
  • The $50 non-refundable Application Fee (paid online). International applicants pay $75 fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24187 USD/year
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    24187 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8343 USD/year
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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