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Applicants for the doctoral program should have a master's degree in human development, social work, public administration, psychology, sociology, political science, student affairs, education, or another related social science discipline or profession. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for admission.

Application deadlines are listed on the program's website.

Completed applications for admission to the doctoral program must follow the guidelines outlined by the Graduate School at Binghamton University.

The evaluation of applications will be completed by the doctoral program faculty committee in the College of Community and Public Affairs. It should be noted that individuals who would like to pursue the interdisciplinary doctorate in Community and Public Affairs on a part-time basis are also encouraged to apply. A course of study and a timeline will be determined for each part time candidate through discussions with the program director initially, and subsequently reviewed, revised as needed, and confirmed by the student's doctoral committee.

Applications must include:

Selected applicants may be invited for an interview by doctoral program faculty.

Transfer Credit

Normally, no doctoral courses completed in another program or at another institution will be accepted. Each student must submit an official "Application for Transfer Credit" request through their faculty adviser to the director of the doctoral program for approval. If approved, then the director will forward the application as a request for the Graduate School's approval.

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Last Updated: 9/27/13