Human Development and Family Studies

Application Process

All programs are fall admission only. Prospective graduate students submit their application materials to the Graduate School (not the HDF Department). The Graduate School requires a 3.0 undergraduate GPA for full admission into UNCG graduate programs. A completed application includes:

*the online application and $60 application fee

*three references (preferably at least two from academic faculty professors)

*official GRE scores

*one copy of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Note: If one transcript shows transfer credit from another institution, you do not need to provide a transcript from the original institution). You will apply online and request your references from your chosen recommenders through the online system, but at this time GRE scores and transcripts are still sent via paper copies.

*The HDF Department also requires two supplemental documents: 1) A vita, and 2) a 1-3 page professional statement, which may be submitted directly to the HDF department or to the Graduate School. The professional statement is a chance for the applicant to explain their reasons for pursuing graduate study in this field, previous experience and training in this or related fields, and their professional goals. Students applying for admission to the M.S. program, the MS/PhD program, or the PhD program should also indicate their primary areas of research interest and the faculty members you are most interested in studying with and working with.

The HDFS Department encourages students to submit the online application form even if they do not yet have the other application materials. This can speed up the application process.

International Applicants: Learn more about international application requirements from the International Programs Center

Or you may write to:

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
PO Box 26170
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

(336)334-5307; FAX (336)334-5076

Deadlines to apply for fall admission:

LECE Certificate or B-K Licensure Certificate : May 1st (earlier applications are encouraged)

M.S. thesis or MS/Phd Program: December 15th* (new deadline for Fall 2014 admission)

Masters in Education (B-K ISED) May 1st (earlier applications are encouraged)

PhD Program: December 15th* (new deadline for Fall 2014 admission)

* For Fall 2014 applicants to the MS and Ph.D programs, we understand that the Graduate School has published an erroneous deadline of Jan 15th. Applications submitted by the December 15th deadline will receive priority consideration, but the department will continue to accept materials and review applications through early 2014.