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Human Environmental Sciences addresses human needs and enhances individual and family life in a diverse and global society by conducting advanced research. HES faculty have earned national and international research reputations while building programs that are valued by private citizens, government, business and industry, and human services agencies. The College has more than 400 graduate students enrolled in a variety of master’s and doctoral degrees and graduate certificate programs. Online study is available in several disciplinary areas.

Degrees Offered

Human Environmental Sciences with Architectural Studies Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Architectural Studies Program

  • Statement of graduate goals and educational objectives discussing: which of the department’s emphasis areas of interest; intentions regarding PhD; and request for a specific advisor (upload to the Graduate Studies online application).
  • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding MU Architectural Studies faculty). Can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • Portfolio (Required for applicants with background in design)
  • Resume/CV

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

On Campus

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.

Human Environmental Sciences with Personal Financial Planning Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 1 (February 1 for assistantship application)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Personal Financial Planning Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume

Human Environmental Sciences with Textile and Apparel Management Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development and manufacturing; apparel marketing and merchandising; e-commerce, global sourcing and supply chain management, economic/trade issues related to textile and apparel; historical and cultural aspects of textiles and dress; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

PhD in human environmental sciences with an emphasis area in textile and apparel management.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Recommended Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?VerbalQuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 2011500500160
On or after August 1, 20111531443.0

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 Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or University you have attended
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is required for Apparel Design applicants. (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • TOEFL scores if international student