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University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Family Science

College Park , MD

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University of Maryland, College Park

Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Family Science is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Marriage and family therapy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Maternal and child health

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

142
Applied
17
Accepted
14
Enrolled
12%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation, research sample

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.17%
Black or African American 20.83%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.08%
Unknown 6.25%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 15
Male (5)
Female (27)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Family life quality, interracial couples, child support, homeless families, family and child well-being
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
983,140

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Elaine Anderson
Chair
Email: eanders@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-4009
Fax: 301-314-9161

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