This statement is an important part of your application for admission to any graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Please elaborate on how your long-term professional goals fit within the mission of the department and of the HDFS Program and your goals enhance the well-being of diverse families in a changing world through scholarly research, teaching, clinical engagement and outreach. Specifically address:
- What content areas of research and methods do you hope to pursue as a doctoral student and beyond (i.e., specific problems or issues, research questions, types of families/relationships, types of research methods/approaches)?
- What types of research experiences have prepared you for a doctoral program in Human Development and Family Science?
- Please list at least two faculty members with whom you hope to work and briefly describe how your research goals and interests fit with the expertise of these faculty. View Graduate Faculty