Human Development and Family Studies


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Adolecent/youth development; adult development and aging; family studies and policy; family economic well-being and financial planning; heath and well-being; infant and child development; and lifespan development

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Kere Hughes-Belding
Phone: 515-294-8441
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: December 1. Fall admissions only.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

GRE is not required for MFCS degree; Copy of your CV/Resume is needed by department. Please upload within your online application.
NOTE: HDFS applicants are not required to complete the Statement of Purpose on the Admission's application; instead, we require applicants answer the 8 questions on the HDFS Supplemental departmental form (below)
Department Supplemental Form

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application