Family and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

The Master of Sciences (MS) in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) degree program provides a structured, comprehensive, and focused curriculum for students and professionals interested in serving, individuals, families, and communities in an interdependent and increasingly global world.

The 33-unit graduate degree program includes 18-units of core curriculum about research, leadership, and salient aspects of the overarching field of FCS. Students in either option complete 12-units of option-specific curriculum focusing on professional and research competencies in respective fields, through courses that span across theory, practice, and application. A 3-unit culminating experience can be completed in the form of a comprehensive exam, research thesis, or creative project. The following information is new as of September, 2017.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC), American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies