1 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES GUIDE TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION MATERIALS Revised 8/2015 Description of Masters of Science Programs Option in Human Development Family Studies Option in Marriage Family Therapy Description of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program HDFS Graduate Faculty Members Faculty Links to Core Areas Faculty Interests: Developmental Periods Affiliate Faculty Facilities Marriage Family Therapy Center Auburn University Early Learning Center Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham Graduate Student Office Suites Computer Access Library Facilities Curricula for Graduate Degree Programs Master of Science in HDFS Option in Human Development Family Studies Option in Marriage Family Therapy Doctor of Philosophy in HDFS Doctoral Competency Requirements Teaching Competencies Research Competencies Service Competencies Doctoral Graduate Job Placements Elements of a Complete Application to HDFS Graduate Programs at Auburn Application Deadline Application form Processing Fees Transcripts Test Scores (e.g., GRE, TOEFL) Letters of Recommendation Letter of Intent Optional Application Materials Mailing Addresses for Submitting Application Materials Request for Additional Materials for MFT Applicants Fee Structure Per Semester for Full- Time Graduate Students Assistantship Stipends in HDFS Tuition Implications for Those Holding Assistantships Other Means of Managing Finances Competitive Scholarships Loans Grants The Academic Common Market Description of Masters of Science Degree Programs Option in Human Development Family Studies: The MS- option in Human Development Family Studies is flexible can be customized easily to prepare a student for a variety of careers in applied family services in industry, education, or government. This program emphasizes basic knowledge of the dynamics of human development family interaction. This important knowledge is gained through examinations of the basic applied research theory of the field. The thesis experience allows even greater opportunity to develop unique specializations in conjunction with select faculty.
2 Option in Marriage Family Therapy: The MS- option in Marriage Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage Family Therapy, (112 South Alfred Street, Alexria, VA 22314). This curriculum balances two goals: (a) prepare professionally competent marriage family therapists (b) prepare MFT master s- level graduates who are ready to proceed to doctoral- level education. This degree option also requires a thesis. Six students per year are admitted, the program is committed to recruiting maintaining a diverse student cohort. For the past 5 years each cohort has been at least 25% noncaucasian- American. Graduates of this program complete at least 500 therapy hours, 250 of which are relational. They also receive at least 100 hours of supervision (individual group), 50 of which are directly observed (live or videotaped). Students leave this two year program ready to take entry level family therapy jobs. An increasing number of our MFT/MS graduates are pursuing doctoral training at Auburn or elsewhere. Description of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program The Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development Family Studies, like its allied master's degree, does not have a clinical focus. The overarching theme of the doctoral program is understing interpersonal competence across the lifespan. Under this umbrella, the faculty have extensive expertise in five core areas: (a) relationships in adulthood, (b) relationships in childhood adolescence, (c) social, cognitive emotional health, (d) biological psychophysiological foundations for healthy development, (e) intervention prevention research application (see grid below with faculty interests specified). Our primary aim with this degree is to develop a high degree of research competence in students who have already demonstrated strong interest in family systems /or in human development (evidenced by outsting performance in related undergraduate master's work at Auburn or elsewhere). With these competencies, graduates may seek careers as primary contributors to the developing base of knowledge in the field of Human Development Family Studies or as leaders in the application of research to enhance quality of life. Also essential for the successful doctoral student, we believe, is the ability to communicate that knowledge. Therefore, in addition to the core of course work that doctoral students complete, they also develop individualized competency plans, in consultation with their advisory committee, that take advantage of build upon their prior experience in research, teaching, public (or professional) service. The faculty believe that this competency- based approach to doctoral education results in the best prepared most well- rounded student. HDFS Graduate Faculty Members Below are listed the HDFS Faculty eligible to direct Master s or Doctoral students: Ellen Abell, Associate Professor Extension Specialist, PhD, Washington State University, Francesca Adler- Bader, Professor Extension Specialist, PhD, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Adrienne M. Duke, Assistant Professor Extension Specialist, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Madison, Mona El- Sheikh, Leonard Peterson & Co., Inc. Professor, PhD, West Virginia University, Stephen A. Erath, Associate Professor Director of Graduate Programs, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Thomas Fuller- Rowell, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University, Megan L. Haselschwerdt, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois- Urbana- Champaign, Ben Hinnant, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Margaret K. Keiley, Professor, EdD, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Jennifer L. Kerpelman, Professor Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Study, PhD, Auburn University, Scott A. Ketring, Associate Professor, PhD, Kansas State University, Jacquelyn Mize, Professor Emerita, PhD, Purdue University, Gregory Pettit, Human Sciences Professor, PhD, Indiana University, Joe F. Pittman, Jr., Professor Head, PhD, University of Georgia, 1984.
3 Amy Rauer, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Michigan, Diana Samek, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Minnesota, Thomas A. Smith, Associate Professor Director of Marriage Family Therapy Program, PhD, Virginia Tech, Donna L. Sollie, Professor Assistant Provost for Women s Initiatives, PhD, University of Tennessee, Brian E. Vaughn, Human Sciences Professor, PhD, University of Minnesota, Faculty Links to Core Areas Faculty Names Relationships in Adulthood Relationships in Childhood Adolescence Social Cognition Emotional Health Biological Psycho- Physiological Foundations for Healthy Development Intervention Prevention Research Application Abell, E. * * * Adler- Bader, F. * * * * Duke, A. * * El- Sheikh, M. * * * Erath, S. * * * * Fuller- Rowell, T. * Haselschwerdt, M. * * * * Hinnant, B. * * * Keiley, M. * * * * * Kerpelman, J. * * * * Ketring, S. * * * Mize, J. * * * * Pettit, G. * * * * Pittman, J. * * * Rauer, A. * * * Samek, D. * * * Smith, T. * * * Sollie, D. * * * Vaughn, B. * * *
4 Faculty Interests by Developmental Periods Faculty Names Infancy Early Childhood Middle Childhood Adolescence Adolescence Young Adulthood Adulthood Aging Abell, E. * Adler- Bader, F. * * Duke, A. * * El- Sheikh, M. * * Erath, S. * * Fuller- Rowell, T. * * * * Haselschwerdt, M. * * Hinnant, B. * * Keiley, M. * * * * Kerpelman, J. * Ketring, S. * * Mize, J. * * Pettit, G. * * Pittman, J. * * Rauer, A. * * Samek, D. * Smith, T. * * Sollie, D. * * Vaughn, B. * * Affiliate Faculty Joseph A. Buckhalt, Wayne T. Smith Distinguished Professor Director, School Psychology Program, Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, Auburn University, PhD, Verbilt University. Anthony Saly, President & Founder, The Human Development Group, LLC, Baltimore, MD, PhD, Auburn University. Wa Newell, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS, PhD, Auburn University.
5 Facilities The Marriage Family Therapy Center The Marriage Family Therapy Center houses the MFT faculty program. It is housed in the "Glanton House" located across the mall from Haley Center, between the Auburn University Early Learning Center (to the North) the Center for Children, Youth Families (to the South), on the Auburn campus. The Center is a year- round clinical facility that trains marriage family therapists provides therapy to community residents. Auburn University Early Learning Center The Department of Human Development Family Studies has operated the Auburn University Early Learning Center for 80 years to support its four fold instructional research mission: (a) to offer high quality care education to young children their families, (b) to teach university students how to work with young children families, (c) to support research on the development of children families, (d) to exp the availability of high quality early care education through collaborations with community members professionals. The Center serves approximately 45 three- to- four- year- old children is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children/National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham In the city of Birmingham, Alabama, the Department of Human Development Family Studies at Auburn University owns operates the Harris Early Learning Center of Birmingham (HELC) a state- of- the- art preschool facility for 200 children ranging in age from six weeks to five years. The HELC implements the same four- fold mission stated for the AUELC in the Birmingham area while advancing the teaching research missions of the Department of Human Development Family Studies. Graduate Student Office Suites Computer Access An ample office suite provides comfortable office space on campus to all graduate teaching assistantships. The suite has computers available for student use that are connected to the Auburn University Computer Network to the Internet. All graduate students are assigned e- mail addresses upon their arrival have full access to the Internet. Computer labs are maintained for student use in several convenient locations on campus, the College of Human Sciences maintains two computer labs with over 20 machines each in Spidle Hall. SPSS SAS are available technically supported for personal office computers. Library Facilities The Auburn University library contains over 2.7 million volumes, including over 35,000 current periodicals. The catalog of library holdings is accessible electronically through the campus network. The Department of Human Development Family Studies is conveniently located adjacent to the library.
6 Option in Human Development Family Studies Curriculua for Graduate Programs Master of Science Degrees in HDFS HDFS Core Requirements Research Methods/Statistics Electives Thesis Minimum Total (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree) 11 credits 8 credits 7 credits 4 credits 30 credits Course Titles Associated Credits HDFS Core Requirements (11 credits) HDFS 6200 Program Development Evaluation (3) 1 HDFS 6300 Family Social Policy (3) 1 HDFS 7010 Developmental Science I: Childhood Adolescence (3) 2 HDFS 7020 Developmental Science II: Adulthood Aging (3) 2 HDFS 7030 Relationship Development Process in Childhood Adolescence (3) 2 HDFS 7040 Relationship Development Process in Adulthood (3) 2 HDFS 7930 Seminar in HDFS (2) 1 Students must take one class from this pair. The other may be taken as an elective. 2 Students take any two of these classes. Others may be taken as electives. Research Methods/Statistics (8 credits) HDFS 7050 HDFS 7051 HDFS 7060 HDFS 7061 Research Methods for HDFS I (3) Research Methods for HDFS I Lab (1) Research Methods for HDFS II (3) Research Methods for HDFS II Lab (1) Elective Courses (7 credits) HDFS 6960 HDFS 8050 HDFS 8051 HDFS 8060 HDFS 8061 HDFS 8070 HDFS 8970 Special Topics (1-3). May be repeated for maximum of 9 credits. Advanced Research Methods I (3) Advanced Research Methods I Lab (1) Applied Longitudinal Methods (3) Applied Longitudinal Methods Lab (1) Advanced Research Methods II (1-3) Advanced Special Topics (1-3) Ø Elective hours may come from non- core HDFS courses seminars, from independent reading research, from practicum field placements, or from courses identified across campus. Students major professors advisory committees are instrumental in selecting elective courses. Ø Students in the HDFS option (non- MFT) may also take any MFT content classes as HDFS electives (i.e., MFT Theory I & II; Clinical Issues I, II, & III; Professional Issues) but they are not eligible to take the MFT practicum or internship. Thesis (Minimum of 4 credits) HDFS 7990 Research & Thesis
7 Option in Marriage Family Therapy HDFS Core Requirements Marriage Family Therapy (MFT) Requirements Research Methods/Statistics MFT Internship Thesis Minimum Total (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree) 8 credits 24 credits 8 credits 9 credits 4 credits 53 credits Course Titles Associated Credits HDFS Core Requirements (8 credits) HDFS 7010 HDFS 7040 or HDFS 7030 HDFS 7020 HDFS 7930 Developmental Science I: Childhood Adolescence (3) Relationship Development Process II: Adulthood (3) Relationship Development Process I: Childhood Adolescence (3) Developmental Science II: Adulthood Aging (3) Seminar in HDFS (2) MFT Requirements (24 credits) HDFS 7600 HDFS 7601 HDFS 7610 HDFS 7620 HDFS 7621 HDFS 7630 HDFS 7631 HDFS 7640 HDFS 7650 COUN 7250 MFT Theory I (3) MFT Lab I (1) Coreq. HDFS 7600 MFT Theory II (3) MFT Clinical Issues I (3) MFT Lab II (1) Coreq. HDFS 7620 MFT Clinical Issues II (3) MFT Lab III (1) Coreq. HDFS 7630 MFT Clinical Issues III (3) MFT Professional Issues (3) Seminar: Advanced Assessment (3) Research Methods/Statistics (8 credits) HDFS 7050 HDFS 7051 HDFS 7060 HDFS 7061 Research Methods for HDFS I (3) Research Methods for HDFS I Lab (1) Research Methods for HDFS II (3) Research Methods for HDFS II Lab (1) MFT Internship (9 credits) HDFS 7920 MFT Internship (3) Repeated 3 times. Pr. HDFS 7631 Ø Months 1-4, students observe therapy sessions participate in role play exercises as they begin to integrate theoretical clinical issues. Ø Months 5-12 include an intensive period of clinical application during which students receive didactic training in specific therapy models, carry a limited client case load receive live supervision from the clinical faculty. Ø Year 2, students continue to see clients at the MFT Center have internship placements in a variety of community agencies. Ø When they complete the master's degree, MFT students have a minimum of 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Thesis (Minimum of 4 credits) HDFS 7990 Research & Thesis
8 Doctor of Philosophy in HDFS HDFS Core Requirements Research Methods/Statistics HDFS /or Other Supporting Courses/Electives Dissertation Minimum Total (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree) 17 credits 16 credits 17 credits 10 credits 60 credits Course Titles Associated Credits HDFS Core Requirements (17 credits) HDFS 6200 Program Development Evaluation (3) 1 HDFS 6300 Family Social Policy (3) 1 HDFS 7010 Developmental Science I: Childhood Adolescence (3) HDFS 7020 Developmental Science II: Adulthood Aging (3) HDFS 7030 Relationship Development Process in Childhood Adolescence (3) HDFS 7040 Relationship Development Process in Adulthood (3) HDFS 7960 Seminar in HDFS (2) 1 Students must take one class from the pair that shares the superscript. The other may be taken as an elective. Research Methods/Statistics (16 credits required) HDFS 7050 HDFS 7051 HDFS 7060 HDFS 7061 HDFS 8050 HDFS 8051 HDFS 8060 HDFS 8061 HDFS 8070 Research Methods for HDFS I (3) Research Methods for HDFS I Lab (1) Research Methods for HDFS II (3) Research Methods for HDFS II Lab (1) Advanced Research Methods I (3) Advanced Research Methods I Lab (1) Applied Longitudinal Methods (3) Applied Longitudinal Methods Lab (1) Advanced Research Methods II (1-3) HDFS Electives /or Other Supporting Courses (17 credits) HDFS 6960 HDFS 8970 Special Topics (1-3). May be repeated for maximum of 9 credits. Advanced Special Topics (1-3) Ø Elective hours may come from non- core HDFS courses special topics, from independent reading research, from practicum field placements, or from courses identified across campus. Students major professors advisory committees are instrumental in selecting elective/other emphasis courses. Ø Students in the HDFS option (non- MFT) may also take any MFT content classes as HDFS electives (i.e., MFT Theory I & II; Clinical Issues I, II, & III; Professional Issues) but they are not eligible to take the MFT practicum or internship. Ø If a student's master's program (from another university) included courses similar to some of the courses required in the HDFS Ph.D. program, the student may submit materials (e.g., syllabi, texts, exams, term papers) to the faculty member who teaches the similar HDFS course for a determination of course content equivalency. Dissertation (10 credits) HDFS 8990 Research Dissertation (minimum of 10 credits) Doctoral Competency Requirements To ensure that all doctoral graduates are able to perform successfully as teachers, researchers, providers of professional service, we have identified a set of competencies that each student should seek to demonstrate as part of their program of study. Because students differ in their professional goals, however, competency plans are individualized designed in collaboration with major professors advisory committees to provide the greatest professional advantages for a particular student. We help each student identify the experiences they will need to make their record st out when they apply for jobs.
9 The list of competencies that follow constitute the principal list we view as important. Teaching Competencies Doctoral graduates demonstrate: 1. The ability to develop appropriate course material including syllabi, tests, homework assignments. 2. The ability to develop lectures for an entire course. 3. The ability to underst implement academic honesty policies procedures, fair ethical treatment of students. 4. The ability to teach effectively. Toward the end of developing these teaching competencies, all doctoral students take a teaching practicum. In addition, teaching experience acquired through supervised teaching assistantships is valuable in documenting this skill development. Research Competencies Independent of coursework thesis dissertation projects, graduates demonstrate: 1. The ability to conceptualize a research question develop an appropriate research design. 2. The ability to collect data. 3. The ability to develop an analysis strategy. 4. The ability to use statistical software packages to analyze data. 5. The ability to interpret results of analyses. 6. The ability to prepare submit manuscripts for publication. Service Competencies Professional public service are broadly defined but fall generally into the following forms: 1. Experience in providing service to children /or families. 2. Professional involvement in, service to, professional organizations that goes beyond simple membership. Doctoral Graduates Prospective students often ask about job prospects with a Ph.D. in HDFS from Auburn University. Below are listed the Ph.D. graduates of our department their current (or last known) career descriptions. Dilbur Arsiwalla, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. Muriel Azria- Evans, Director, Virginia Commonwealth University Child Development Center, Richmond, VA. Karin Bartoszuk, Associate Professor Associate Dean for Research Evaluation, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Laura Belliston, Mental Health Services Evaluation Researcher, Office of Program Evaluation & Research, Ohio Dept of Mental Health, Columbus, OH. Rachel Birmingham, Assistant Professor, University of Northeastern Illinois, Chicago, IL. Kelly Bost, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL. Angela Bradford, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. E. Glyn Brown, School Readiness Project Director, University of North Carolina- Greensboro, NC. Rhonda Buckley, Associate Professor, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX. Pan Chen, Post- Doctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Pamela Choice, Director of Operations, Community Resource Center, Encinitas, CA. Melissa Clawson, Associate Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME. David Cleary, Analyst, Federal Government, Leesburg, VA. Malinda Colwell, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Michael Criss, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Jennifer M. Crosswhite- Gamble, Director of Public Affairs, NCFR, Minneapolis, NM. Guy Cunningham, Associate Professor, Gr View College, Des Moines, IA. Brenda Dozier, Private Practice, Family Therapy, Auburn, AL. Lori Elmore- Staton, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Suna Eryigit, Research Fellow, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Larissa Ferretti, Teacher, Teach for America, New York, NY.
10 Emily Fessler- Kahumoku, Private Practice, Dothan/Enterprise, AL Jacki Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Kelly Tu Frantz, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Urbana, IL. Melody Griffin, Financial Support Social Worker (Child Support Enforcement Division), Auburn, AL. Eugenia Parrett Gywnn, Lead Evaluator, The Evaluation Group, Decatur, GA Lori Harach, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Kate T. Harcourt, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Marinda Harrell- Levy, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University- Brywine, Middletown Township, PA. Brian Higginbotham, Professor Assistant VP for Extension, Utah State University, Logan, UT. Li Huang, Post- Doctoral Fellow, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL. Dusty Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. Jakob Jensen, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Wendy Kallina (Knighton), Director of Assessment, Georgia Military College, Milliedgeville, GA. Kerry Cielinski Kazura, Associate Professor Department Chair, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. Ryan Kelly, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Jennifer Kerpelman, Professor Associate Dean for Research Graduate Study, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Mina Kim, Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Child Care Education, Seoul, South Korea Cassra Kirkl, Project director, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Byran Korth, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Robert Laird, Professor, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. Cuiting Li, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI. Eric Lindsey, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University- Berks, Reading, PA. Jared Lisonbee, Assistant Professor, Weber State University, Weber, UT. Mallory Lucier- Greer, Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Kristen Ludwig, General Manager, Target Analytics, Charleston, SC. Alyssa McElwain, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. Darrell Meece, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee- Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN. Ellaine Miller, Managing Director, Family Child Care Partnerships, Auburn University, Auburn, AL Debbie Moffett, Private Practice, Family Therapy, Los Angeles, CA Ali Morgan, Clinical Specialist, Community Counseling Center, Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, Jacksonville, NC. Wa Newell, Associate Professor Department Chair, Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS. Amber Paulk, Assistant Professor, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL. Amie Lapp Payne, Early Care Education Policy Consultant, San Antonio, TX. Tom Phillips, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. Lloyd Pickering, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Jamie Sailors, Director of Internships, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Hans Saint- Eloi Cadely, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Isl, Kingston, RI. Anthony Saly, President & Founder, The Human Development Group, LLC, New Jersey.. David Schramm, Assistant Professor Extension Specialist, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. J. Blake Snider, Associate Professor, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Kate Stringer, Research Leader, McREL International, Denver, CO. Lisa Taylor, Associate Professor, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Wei Teng, Senior Statistical Analyst, Performance Management, Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT. Daphne Terry, State Interagency Coordinating Council Coordinator, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta, GA. Elizabeth Trejos, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Felicia Tuggle, Assistant Professor Director of Social Work Field Education, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA. Sterling Wall, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. Bren Wheeler, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS. Tianyi Yu, Research Associate, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Elements of a Complete Application to HDFS Graduate Programs at Auburn The application deadline for all graduate programs in HDFS is January 1, A complete application includes an application form fee, official transcripts, stardized test scores (GRE, if English is a second language, TOEFL), three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent, a resume or vita. Applications should be completed online through the ApplyYourself application system (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=auburn- g). Please contact Dr. Stephen Erath ) with any questions about the HDFS application process admissions.
11 Fee Structure per Semester for Full- time Graduate Student: Academic Year * Registration Fee In- State Student Out- of- State Student University Tuition $563 $489/credit $1,467/credit Assistantship Stipends in HDFS Stipends for 9- Month Master s Student Doctoral Student Academic Year GRA/GTA GRA/GTA Quarter- Time (~10 hr./wk.) $5,508 ($612/mo.) $6,430 ($714/mo.) Third- Time (~13 hr./wk.) $7,337 ($815/mo.) $8,565 ($952/mo.) Half- Time (~20 hr./wk.) $11,016 ($1,224/mo.) $12,860 ($1,429/mo.) Over 95% of full- time HDFS graduate students receive assistantship tuition fellowship support. Assistantships may involve assisting a professor with teaching a class, teaching a class yourself, or working on a research, extension, or administrative project with a faculty member. Tuition Fellowships Tuition Implications for Those Holding Assistantships Students holding a qualifying assistantship* will automatically receive a Graduate Tuition Fellowship that pays the registration fee as well as resident, non- resident tuition, student activity fees (except for $549 covering processing proration fees) each semester during which the qualifying assistantship is held until a maximum level of support has been received**. * A qualifying assistantship has the following characteristics: (a) a minimum appointment of.33 FTE (i.e., at least 13 hours per week) for students who enroll in Fall 2013 or later, (b) the assistantship is for a full semester (no later than the 8th class day [5th class day in Summer Semester], through the last day of the semester), (c) the stipend is greater than or equal to the minimum set by the Provost ($815/month for academic year ), (d) the student is a degree seeking student, in good academic sting (GPA at least 3.0), registered for at least 1 hour, but not more than 15 hours, of course work. ** Maximum support levels for the HDFS degree programs for students who enroll in Fall 2013 or later: MS- HDFS 33 credits. MS- MFT 57 credits. PhD no supported MS work at Auburn, 66 credits. PhD following MS- HDFS 66 credits (includes any supported hours from MS- HDFS program) PhD following MS- MFT 90 credits (includes any supported hours from MS- MFT program) ** Maximum support levels for the HDFS degree programs for students continuously enrolled before Fall 2013: MS- HDFS 40 credits. MS- MFT 63 credits. PhD no supported MS work at Auburn, 80 credits. PhD following MS- HDFS 80 credits (includes any supported hours from MS- HDFS program) PhD following MS- MFT 103 credits (includes any supported hours from MS- MFT program)
12 When the support available to students through the tuition fellowship program is exhausted, they will continue to receive a waiver for the non- resident portion of tuition as long as they maintain their assistantship. Non- Alabama students holding assistantships that qualify for the tuition fellowship for two consecutive semesters but not the next may request the waiver of the non- resident portion of tuition from the Bursar for that unsupported third semester. The waiver is not automatic but must be directly requested from the Bursar. The policy governing tuition fellowships is found at the following url: Loans Grants Managing Finances Applications for loans grants are available through the Financial Aid Office (Write: 203 Martin Hall, Auburn University, AL or Call: or visit The Academic Common Market The Academic Common Market helps students in states represented by the Southern Regional Educational Board cut the costs of graduate study at out- of- state institutions. This arrangement exists among Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryl, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia. Under special conditions, it allows participating students to pay in- state tuition while studying outside their home states. There are two requirements: A. Acceptance in a program to which your state has made arrangements to send its students (because your state does not support such a graduate program). B. Proof that you are a legal resident of that state. If you live in one of these states if you are accepted into one of our graduate programs, write to the Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia or visit to see if you qualify for reduced tuition at Auburn.
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