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The University of Alabama

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Human Development and Family Studies is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (MSHES) Parent and family life education
Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (MSHES) Human development and family studies
Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (MSHES) Marriage and family therapy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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 or MAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
69%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

19
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.79%
Black or African American 15.79%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.26%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0
Male (3)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Parent/child relationships, preschool curricula and quality measures for child care programs, family strengths and adolescent behaviors, depression in mothers and infants, word association and word learning in young children, bullying behaviors in children, attachment parenting, medical play therapy, socialization of young children, impact of daily experiences on relationship quality, re-entry of service members into civilian roles
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
258

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870160
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Laird
Email: rdlaird@ches.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-9277

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