Family Studies (PhD) Contact Information and Application Instructions
|College:||College of Education and Human Sciences|
|Department:||Individual, Family, and Community Education||Simpson Hall||(505) 277-4535||F: (505) 277-8361|
|Chair:||Ziarat Hossainemail@example.com||(505) 277-4535||F: (505) 277-8361|
|Graduate Faculty Contact:||Ryan Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(505) 277-4535||F: (505) 277-8361|
|Staff Advisor:||Katherine Vazquezemail@example.com||(505) 277-4535||F: (505) 277-8361|
The following information is provided to help the prospective student successfully apply for admission to the Family Studies PhD graduate program at the University of New Mexico. Although Graduate Studies strives to keep this information up-to-date, we still encourage you to visit the program's website to verify application instructions and required materials.
Please note: These application instructions are for the PhD program only; please click here for MA application instructions.
International students (including non-U.S. citizen permanent residents) generally must complete additional steps to apply to a graduate program at UNM. Please see the Global Education Office's International Admissions website for more information.
|Fall Admission||February 15th|
|Spring Admission||September 15th|
Application Materials and Instructions
|APPLICATION CATEGORY||SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS|
|Program of Interest||Select: College of Education and Human Sciences > Individual/Family/Community Education > Family & Child Studies > PhD Family & Child Studies|
|Test Scores||Upload the original copy of your GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical sections) taken within 5 years from the date of application. The GRE is required of all applicants and a combined score of 302 (out of 340) on the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning scales generally is required for admission. Applicants also must take the analytical portion of the GRE.|
|Letter of Intent||Letter of Intent is your research statement describing your anticipated doctoral research focus, academic training, interest in the field, and career objectives. It must be typed, double-spaced, 10-12 pt. font, 5 pages max.|
|Writing Sample||Not required (not applicable to this program).|
|CV/Resume||Optional. No special instructions.|
|Relevant Coursework||Applicants are expected to have a master's degree or its equivalent in a related area. An applicant is expected to have an overall graduate/master’s GPA of 3.2 and 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study. Students from academic backgrounds other than Family and Child Studies are also encouraged to apply. Other admission criteria are relevant coursework, related work experience, and multicultural experience/education. Following discussion of these ratings and resultant score by the faculty on the admission committee, a vote is taken to finalize admission decision for an applicant. The FCS admission committee will determine if a personal interview with an applicant is needed before making the final decision about admission. The Department and the Office of Admissions communicate the resulting decision to the application.|
|Special Requirements||Please complete the department-specific application and upload as part of your online application.|
|Recommendations||Three references are required. You will need to provide the names and email addresses of references in your online application. They will be sent a link from UNM/Hobson’s to complete the LOR Ratings Form and to attach a Letter of Support. Once they complete this, they will submit the documentation via the link and it will be uploaded to your online application. While letters from current or former full time faculty are desired, it is recognized that this is not always possible. Thus, it is acceptable to invite other individuals to serve as a reference. They must be professional (e.g., supervisor, colleague) and not personal references (e.g., friend, family member).|
Please enter your recommendation providers right away to help expedite your application.
Contact for Questions and Further Information
|Graduate Program Coordinator||Dr. Ryan Kelly|
Click here to visit the program website