Human Development and Family Studies
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- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- 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
- lifespan development
- Obtain broad understanding of the scholarly literature in Human Development and Family Studies and a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly literature in area of expertise.
- Form testable hypotheses/anticipated hypothesized relationships and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
- Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research via appropriate acquisition analysis, and reporting of data.
- Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
- Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally, in writing and with appropriate use of images (e.g., tables, figures) and media.
- Articulate how the graduate program, including coursework and creative scholarship facilitates meets life and career goals.
- Conduct scholarship, in teams and independently, that consistently demonstrates ethical practice and professionalism.
- Participate in professional, university and/or community related service.
- Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching university courses (doctoral students).
Contact: Tricia Neppl
Phone: 515 294 8502
Phone: 515 294 8502
Graduate College Requirements:Program Specific Requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
- Academic Records/Transcripts
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
- Proof of English Proficiency.
- 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
- Program Requires GRE: No
- Program Requires GMAT: No
- Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
- Financial Statement: Application
- English Proficiency Minimum:
TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550 TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79 IELTS 6.5 PTE 53 Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105
- Priority Deadline: December 1, 2022 – Applicants whose materials are received by this date will be given priority review for assistantship appointments and scholarships.
Final Deadline: January 2, 2023 – The final day to submit application materials for consideration.
This program is open to domestic and international students.