26
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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) Human development and family studies
Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (MSHES) Marriage and family therapy
Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (MSHES) Parent and family life education

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
18
Accepted
14
Enrolled
75%

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

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: 7

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

26
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 15.38%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time (11)
Part-time (2)
Male (3)
Female (10)

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: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870160
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Carroll M. Tingle
Chair
Email: ctingle@ches.ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-6158
Fax: 205-348-8153