Admissions Requirements

Admissions to the Master of Science in Human Development (MSHD) program

Educational Background

A completed baccalaureate degree (with GPA 2.50/4.00) from an accredited and/or recognized university provided that the applicant’s field of specialization is relevant to a Master of Science in Human Development Degree. Official transcripts of all college work at previous institutions must be provided.

Work Experience

Personal Data Sheet/Curriculum Vita: The Personal Data Sheet should include relevant biographical information and professional/educational experience.

English Language Proficiency Test

A valid IELTS certificate (Academic version) with minimum scores of 6.0 overall and 5.5 in each skill or equivalent TOEFL iBT.

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose (usually around 500 words) in which the applicant summarizes his/her professional goals, including professional objectives, research interests, his/her motivation for graduate work and other significant information.

Letters of Reference

Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation, which attest to their professional competence, academic preparation, and potential for graduate work. The two letters should clearly reflect professional success and foresee academic success at the graduate level. Ideally, one letter should be from a college or university professor who can discuss the Applicant’s academic abilities and one should be from an administrator or colleague who can authoritatively describe the applicant’s professional experience and potential.

Personal Interview

Each candidate who otherwise meets the selection criteria will be personally interviewed by a committee of program administrators and faculty. The interview will provide an opportunity to see the candidate in a setting of personal interaction and thus can help to determine whether or not the candidate has the right skill set for the program.