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Human Environmental Sciences with Human Development & Family Studies Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

For more information about the PhD program, please visit: http://hdfs.missouri.edu/phd.html

Admission criteria for campus programs

Fall deadline: December 15
Spring deadline: November 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for last 60 hours

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8020202020
TOEFL Paper-based5505454NA54
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test TypeVerbalQuantitativeAnalytical
GRE50th Percentile50th Percentile50th Percentile

* Some exceptions are made.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Human Development and Family Science Program

  • Transcripts of all college credit
  • 3 letters of recommendation from people who can speak to applicant’s potential to do graduate work (e.g., professors, advisors)
  • Statement of Purpose (Personal statement)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official TOEFL examination scores (International students only)
  • Official GRE scores (University Code: 6875)

HDFS uses a paperless application system, so please scan and upload all documents to the Graduate Studies online application system.