Graduate Program Application
The process of applying for admission to graduate school at Penn State and HDFS requires the completion of an on-line application and other materials listed below.
GRE scores are required for all prospective students and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores are required for international applicants.
An applicant may apply to only one graduate degree program and campus at a time. The Graduate School will not consider concurrent applications for admission to more than one degree program and does not act upon an application without a program's recommendation.
Questions about the graduate program or the application process may be directed to the academic programs coordinator.
Application Due Date
The application is due December 1, 2014
Codes for Testing
Institution -- 2660
Department -- 4602
Institution -- 2660
Department -- 80
- If you are ready to proceed to the application but have NOT read the Graduate School requirements, please visit that website at http://www.gradschool.psu.edu/index.cfm/prospective-students/requirements/.
- If you have read the Graduate School and program requirements and are ready to apply, you may proceed to the application at the Grad School Admissions and Program Information Portal (electronic application) -- Included in this application portal is a section called "Program-Specific Documents" where you may upload a Scientific Writing Sample, Statement of Professional and Career Plans, and three recommendation letters.
- Two Official Transcripts (two from all institutions of higher education attended, both undergraduate and graduate) mailed to the address below.
Transcript request form
International Students only
- Please refer to the website for application information: www.international.psu.edu/international_students/
Please mail transcripts or other documentation to:
Human Development and Family Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
315 Health & Human Development Building East
University Park, PA 16802
For More Information
Questions about the graduate program may be directed to the academic programs coordinator.