Child and Family Studies (M.S.)

Department of Social & Public Health

The child and family studies graduate program offers a more in-depth study of children, adults and families along the life span. The program prepares individuals who are interested in studying and/or working with families in many settings, including human and social service agencies, and programs for youth, adolescents and elders. The program focuses on family dynamics, how individuals within the family contribute to and are shaped by these dynamics, and how broad societal contexts influence individual and family functioning.

In addition to our graduate program in CFS, we offer two concentrations to help graduate students plan an area of focus for their studies: child life and family gerontology.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies