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The Graduate School
has minimum requirements for all applicants to graduate programs.
1) Completed application form with paid application fee,
2) Official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended,
3) Three (3) letters of recommendation
4) Statement of Purpose/Intent)
5) GRE scores (ECU’s GRE code is 5180)

The following requirements must be met for admission into the MS CDFR program:
        • Individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in child development, family studies, psychology, sociology, education, or closely related degree are eligible to enroll in the degree program.
        • other requirements include:
          • Overall gpa of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work from an institution accredited by a regional association.
          • Satisfactory entrance examination scores on either the graduate record examination or the Miller analogies test.
          • a completed graduate School application packet, including the written statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation from persons who can attest to the applicant’s academic competence or ability to do graduate work.
          • Applicant should have successfully completed at the undergraduate level at least one course in child development and one course in family studies.
          • Applicants may be required to take additional courses as part of the degree requirements in order to make up deficiencies or meet certification requirements.

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