Ph.D. - International Family and Community Studies, Certificate in International Family and Community Studies
The Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum drawing from the humanities, social sciences, health sciences, community development, and policy studies. Graduate courses include globalization, world regions, human development, democracy and civil society, comparative social policy, community change, human rights law, humanitarian assistance, and research methods. Our programs benefit current or prospective university educators, interdisciplinary researchers, NGO leaders, government officials, community developers, social workers, psychologists, public health workers, and others.
*For those unable to leave a job or a residence to attend a PhD or Certificate program, the same curriculum is delivered through archived materials, synchronous classes and regular contact with faculty by phone, Adobe Connect, Skype, or E-mail.
The program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from an accredited degree program. In addition to strong academic performance, experience in volunteer and/or professional public service is desirable. Students should submit GRE Test scores, three letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the applicant’s academic work and/or community service, and a 500-word essay on the applicant’s career aspirations and goals and their relation to this graduate program. Students for whom English is not the first language are also required to submit TOEFL scores. Both U.S. and international students are welcome, as are both new graduates and experienced professionals.
International Student Requirements:
Students for whom English is not the first language may also be required to submit TOEFL scores
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Fringe Town
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999