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Program Curriculum

The MS in Child and Family Studies requires students to complete 30 credit hours of graduate work, including a required core of 15-18 hours, and advisor-approved electives of 12-15 hours.

Required Core Courses (15-18 hours)

  • FACS 510: Professional Development Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
  • FACS 511: Grant Writing for Child and Family Programs (3)
  • EDFN 500: Research Methods (3)
  • FACS 577: Child Development Theory and Research or FACS 550: Youth and Family Theory and Research (3)
  • FACS 580: Internship or FACS 599: Thesis Option (3-6 hours)

Elective Courses (12 hours)

 In addition to courses outlines above, students must complete 3-4 approved elective courses. Online courses may be selected with advisor approval from the list below: 

  • FACS 543Global Perspectives of Child and Family
  • FACS 551Community, Child, & Youth Program Development
  • FACS 562: Advanced Family Resource Management
  • FACS 598: Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • EDFN 501: Educational Statistics

Please note the following as you plan your program of study:

  • Additional course options are available on campus. Please click HERE to see the full schedule of classes.
  • Students can also choose to enroll in a graduate certificate program and use up to 12 hours of courses to fulfill their elective requirements with advisor approval. 
  • A list of available graduate certificates can be found HERE.
  • Students may transfer up to 12 hours from another graduate program or institution to fulfill program requirements (if courses meet transfer requirements and advisor approval).

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 Last Modified 8/7/17