Family Studies (M.S.)

Department of Child & Family Studies

As you prepare to guide parents toward new ideas, a degree in Family Studies will train you to provide emotional support to parents learning about the important role of raising children. You will develop skills to study parent and family issues related to early childhood family education and family studies as you focus on understanding children's behavior and development in the context of family and community life.

Program Highlights

  • Option to student teach in an Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program
  • Uses group and project-based assignments and focused observations of programs
  • Designed for both full-time and part-time students
  • Cohort-like atmosphere offers peer support with the flexibility of enrollment throughout the year
  • Complements a variety of undergraduate program backgrounds and professions

Program Distinctions

  • One of the only on-campus Family Studies program in Minnesota Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies