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Family and Child Studies

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Christine Gray
msfamilyandchild@txstate.edu
512.245.2904
FCS Building, Room 113

School of Family and Consumer Sciences
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The family and child studies program offers a flexible model of graduate training that allows students to develop individualized degree plans catered to career goals, provides opportunities to conduct research, supports cross-disciplinary education and emphasizes mentorship and professional opportunities to support students’ development and career placement.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S. Child Life Specialist 37 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. Child Life Specialist 37 Thesis No minor
M.S. Program Administration and Evaluation 37 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. Program Administration and Evaluation 37 Thesis No minor

Online Availability
Part of this program may be offered online. If you are not a Texas resident and will not relocate, please visit the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. International students, please visit the International Office regarding additional considerations in taking online courses.

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall February 15 February 15
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
For scholarship, fellowship or assistantship consideration, applications must be completed by the deadline above.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.


GRE Scores

  • official GRE scores required with a preferred minimum of 285 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) with no less than 145 in the verbal section and 140 in the quantitative section

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Documents

  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose (approximately 500 words)
  • three letters of recommendation

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.