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Child Development and Family Studies

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Child Development and Family Studies. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the "Completing the Application" section of this page:

  • Transcripts - Child Development and Family Studies will NOT accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes. You must provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the time of application.
  • GRE Test - Dept Code 4603
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Autobiographical Statement

    A 1,000 word autobiographical statement which contains the following information (submitted directly to the Marriage & Family Therapy Program)

    a. reasons for wanting to become a marriage and family therapist;
    b. personal history, and how it has led to your decision;
    c. professional history, and how it has led to your decision;
    d. professional goals;
    e. personal characteristics that will contribute to your being a good family therapist.
    f. experience and education/training you have with diverse populations.

Application Deadlines: Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen January 9 No Entry No Entry
International January 9 No Entry No Entry


Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
(In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Joyce Ivey, Secretary
Phone: (219) 989-2027 
E-mail: Joyce.Ivey@purduecal.edu 
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Purdue University Calumet
2200 - 169th Street, ECTR-144
Hammond, IN 46323
USA

 

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Contact Joyce Ivey

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Contact Joyce Ivey
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers:
    Not required, but recommended

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.