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Florida State University

Department of Family and Child Sciences

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Family and Child Sciences is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marriage and family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Family and child sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human development and family sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 0
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Special project for non-thesis students
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, writing assessment
Thesis Required
Preliminary examination; clinical examination (for marriage and family therapy)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
14
Accepted
6
Enrolled
35%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper division GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, writing assessment
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper division GPA of 3.0 or master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.23%
Black or African American 25.81%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 3.23%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Parent-Child Relations, Foster Families, Youth Peer Relations, Developmental Science, Relational Interventions, Dyadic and Family Data Analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
646,990

Location & Contact

Address 120 Convocation Way
Tallahassee, FL  32306
United States
Contact Dr. Chester Ray
Department Chair
Email: caray@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-3217
Fax: 850-644-3439

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