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Vanderbilt University

Department of Human and Organizational Development

Nashville, TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Human and Organizational Development is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Human development counseling
Master of Education (M Ed) Community development and action

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 52

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

186
Applied
119
Accepted
55
Enrolled
64%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

125
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.2%
Black or African American 6.4%
White or Caucasian 81%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.2%
Unknown 2.4%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

50
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 19
Male (21)
Female (29)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Community psychology and community development; counseling and mental health services, prevention and positive youth development; organizational and community change; youth physical and behavioral health in schools and communities
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Speer
Chair
Email: paul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-6881
Fax: 615-322-1141