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Program Coordinators:
(Undergraduate) Dr. Sandra McClintic • • 940-898-2274
(Graduate) Dr. Joyce Armstrong • • 940-898-2690

Except for the Family Studies 100% Online Master's program,
major courses in this program consist of face-to-face and online formats.
Face-to-face courses are only offered on the TWU Denton campus.

A degree in Family Studies prepares students to work in a variety of satisfying career roles aimed at strengthening families and creating positive futures for everyone.  Family Studies graduates have careers in:

  • Human services
  • Family-related agencies
  • Working with families in social service agencies ranging from child to geriatric
  • Services to church and family planning agencies
  • Parent or family life educators
  • Serves as an excellent foundation for graduate degrees in family studies, family therapy, and counseling and development.

Undergraduate Degree Plans 

Admissions Process & Prerequisites

Graduate Degrees

For M.S. admission:
Rolling admission - no deadline to apply.

For Ph.D. admission:
Deadline to apply for Fall admission is March 1st.
Deadline to apply for Spring admission is October 1st.
Deadline to apply for Summer admission is February 1st.

Interview Day and First Year Program Exam for Ph.D. applicants:
Interview day is March 4 for summer/fall 2016 admission.
Interview day is October 21 for spring 2017 admission.
First Year Program Exam for doctoral students is September 30, 2016.
First Year Program Exam for doctoral students is September 29, 2017.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • M.S., Family Studies  [Online Program] [PDF]
    (minimum GPA 3.00 for most current 60 hours of work)
    A vita/resume and letter of intent is also required)
  • Ph.D. Family Studies
    (minimum GPA 3.35 for completed master’s and/or post-master’s work.
    A vita/resume and letter of intent is also required)

Letter of Intent Guidelines  •  Letter of Intent Scoring Rubric

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