Clemson University

Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life

International Family and Community Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - International Family and Community Studies

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

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.

International Student Requirements:

Students for whom English is not the first language may also be required to submit TOEFL scores

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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