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Social Studies

Child and Family Studies: Child Development

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Bachelor's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date January, August

Program Overview

The study of child development encompasses the human life span from conception through adolescence and provides a foundation for your professional role in human service and education careers. Graduates work with children, families, and allied professionals in instructional, supervisory and support capacities.

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Program Structure

  • What You'll Study

    CF102 Relationships in the 21st Century CF209 Introduction to Family Systems CF300 Parent Education CF310 School Age Child Care

Admissions requirements

Southeast Missouri State University wants YOU to become future Redhawk! The Office of International Education and Services is delighted to help in this process. Please see the admissions requirements below.

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Undergraduate TOEFL 61 / IETLS 5.5 / PTE Academic 45

Exemptions:

  • Diploma from IB curriculum school whose sole medium of instruction is English
  • Diploma from a non-U.S. high school/secondary education where English language is the sole medium of instruction. Your transcript must include three years of high school non-ESL English courses with C or better grades. It will your responsibility to verify the institution’s language of instruction.
  • SAT test score of 450 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section.
  • A score of 21 or better Combined English/Writing score on the ACT Plus Writing test.

Postgraduate TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.0 / PTE Academic 53

Exemptions:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or higher from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education where English language is the sole medium of instruction. Your transcript must include non-ESL English courses. It will be your responsibility to verify the institution’s language of instruction
  1. Submit your Online application
  2. Pay the $40 application fee
  3. Email your supporting documents -Passport -Academic transcripts

To be admissible:

  • You must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale) on all previous college work for undergraduate admission.
  • Southeast will consider for admissions an international transfer applicant who does not meet standard admission requirement under certain conditions.

To be official:

-Transcripts must be an original or photocopy stamped or signed by a school official, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, or other government authority. -Transcripts can be mailed to Southeast either by you or directly by the issuing body. -Southeast will not review photocopies, faxes, or scans.

Official credential evaluation reports completed by a current member of NACES will be accepted in lieu of official transcripts, if the evaluation indicates that it was based on official transcripts.

Transcripts from US or Canadian schools must be sent to us directly from the school. Official transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a Certified English Translation.This must be provided by a translation agency and stamped by a qualified translator.

  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

IEP students are not required to submit test scores.

If you are studying in the US, submit the SEVIS transfer eligibility form.

To ensure efficiency and timely processing, please try to include all required documents in one email (per student) and provide your last name, first name and date of birth in the subject line.

  1. Mail your official transcripts

Only mail official transcripts before the following deadlines. All other application materials should be submitted via email.

Fall Semester (August) - application deadline July 1 Spring Semester (January) - application deadline November 1

Later applications may be reviewed. If student goes to the Intensive English Program there are several intakes: August October January March June.

Fees and funding

With generous merit-based scholarships for international students, Southeast prides itself on being both affordable and excellent.

You may be eligible for an Academic Scholarship for international students, if you meet certain test/language and GPA requirements. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships with your Application for Admission to Southeast.

Additionally, each year you will be automatically considered for Endowed Scholarships. Through the generosity of alumni and area businesses, Southeast has over 1,100 endowed scholarships. These are a great option for international students too. If you are awarded an endowed scholarship, you will be notified by email.

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Undergraduate Tuition - $13,155 / year.

Postgraduate tuition $9,990 / year.

Freshman students

International Academic Excellence - $8,000 / year GPA 3.7 / TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5 / ACT 27 / SAT 1280+

International Achievement Award (IAA) - up to $5,737.50 / year

GPA 3.2 / TOEFL 69 or IELTS 6.0 or ACT 21 or SAT 1060+ (Its the difference between in-state and out-of state tuition - students need to register for 30 credits per year)

International Student Scholarship - $2,000 / year

GPA 2.5

For TRANSFER Students

International Achievement Award (IAA) - $5,737.50 / year International Student Scholarship - $2,000 / year GPA 2.5

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Visa requirements for Southeast Missouri State University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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