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Purdue University

Department of Child Development and Family Studies

West Lafayette , IN

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Purdue University

Overview

Purdue University / Department of Child Development and Family Studies is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Developmental studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marriage and family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Marriage and family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Developmental studies
Master of Science (MS) Family studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000 combined verbal and quantitative)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000 combined verbal and quantitative)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

29
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
31%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th January 4th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000 combined verbal and quantitative)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000 combined verbal and quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 4

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

27
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.7%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 3.7%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Inclusion of children with special needs, families as learning environments, relationships in child care, work-family relations, AIDS prevention
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dr. Doran C. French
Head
Email: dcfrench@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-9511

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