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Human Development and Family Science, Doctor of Philosophy

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The PhD program at Ohio State deepens your knowledge about the human condition and the factors that influence its development. As a student, you will receive valuable research experiences and mentoring relationships from faculty invested in your success while developing your own interests and preparing for a career focused on research and teaching. 

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Program Features 

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Take your PhD farther

Ohio State offers unparalleled opportunities that benefit your doctoral studies and provide you numerous ways to study human development and behavior. 

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Career Paths 

PhD graduates from Ohio State's Human Development and Family Science program are hired in a variety of professions at major universities and colleges. They also are sought by private and public institutions such as research institutes, government agencies and hospitals. 

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Degree Requirements

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Bachelor’s degree

Test Scores: No GRE for Autumn 2022

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Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Program start

Autumn Semester 

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