The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Child Development and Family Studies

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Autobiographical Statement (1,000 word autobiographical statement which contains the following information [uploaded in the application system under Miscellaneous Supporting Documents]):
    • 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; and
    • g. your response to the Marriage and Family Therapy Program's Diversity Statement, found here.
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TWE (Recommended)

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 13* No Entry No Entry

  • *January 13, 2020

Program Contact Information


  • Name Joyce Ivey, Secretary
    Phone 219-989-2027
    Email Ivey@pnw.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Marriage and Family Therapy Program
    Purdue University Northwest
    2200 - 169th Street, IBCC-MFT
    Hammond, IN 46323
    USA

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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