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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Graduate Programs at HDFS

Why Mizzou HDFS?

  • Collegial and supportive culture
  • Family studies program ranked 3rd nationally, and 11th overall program (Kamp Dush, 2014)
  • Competitive stipends in a low cost-of-living city
  • Fellowship opportunities from the university, college, and department
  • Award-winning mentorship from nationally-recognized faculty
  • Individualized PhD plan of study, to prepare you for the career you want
  • Access to Mizzou’s Preparing Future Faculty program
  • $750/year travel stipend
  • Open research teams
  • Faculty research productivity ranked in the top 5% of the 235 family studies programs across the country
  • Face-to-face and online teaching opportunities
  • Built-in opportunities to conduct research, publish, and present at conferences
  • Exceptional placement rate post-graduation
  • Free access to state-wide and national datasets through Head Start, Project REACH, and the OPEN Initiative
  • 96% pass rate for the national Child Life Certification exam, compared to the national average of 67%

Watch video to learn more about how MU HDFS is committed to helping students obtain their educational and career goals.

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