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M.S. in Child and Family Studies

The 100% online Master of Science in Child and Family Studies focuses on human development with a theory-to-practice approach, allowing students to learn in the field. Graduates are empowered to improve quality of life and create positive change by learning to evaluate and synthesize issues related to children, youth, and families.

Designed with professionals in mind, the online courses and internship or thesis option allow you earn your degree without sacrificing your job or lifestyle

The online Master of Science in Child and Family Studieswill prepare you for roles such as:

  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Community and Social Service Specialists
  • Farm and Home Management Educators
  • Community Health Workers

Program Information


To learn more about WKU Graduate School and the M.S. Child and Family Studies, view the Graduate Catalog. To take the next step on your climb to the top, apply today 

Degree Program Quick Facts

  • 30 Credit Hours

  • Fieldwork-Embedded Experiences

  • No GRE Requirement

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 Last Modified 4/14/23