Wilmington University

Applied Family Science
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

Wilmington University's Master of Science in Applied Family Science, in the university's College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, was designed for those wanting to gain a greater understanding of children, youth, and families to provide family-centered education and intervention services in applied settings. Students will gain training in both the generation of research-based knowledge and its translation into effective programs and policies that can positively impact the well-being of children, youth, and, families.

Program Overview
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
Department Address

31 Reads Way
New Castle, DE 19720
United States

Phone Number
302-327-4897
Master's Level
Master's Program Type
both
Masters Program Options
  • Applied Family Science
Masters Comments

Wilmington University's Master of Science in Applied Family Science was designed for those wanting to gain a greater understanding of children, youth, and families to provide family-centered and strengths-based education and intervention services in applied settings. The master’s is a practice-oriented degree especially suitable for individuals already working in the family or human service sectors, education, religious settings, or corrections as well as those wishing to enter those fields. This degree emphasizes training in both the generation of research-based knowledge and its translation into effective programs and policies that positively impact the well-being of children, youth, and, families. Courses will emphasize programmatic efforts that work to prevent the development of problematic outcomes and to promote optimal functioning in individuals or groups across the life course. 

This degree will provide excellent preparation for those wanting to work in a variety of Family Life Education positions including, but not limited to, educational activity specialist, presenter – Family Life Education, family life & sex education specialist, sexuality educator, and parenting education specialist. Unlike some fields where graduates focus their job search activities on specific settings such as schools, hospitals, prison systems, or corporations, employment opportunities for Family Science graduates exist in almost all sectors of society. This program is open for students who have completed any undergraduate program. Graduates from the Applied Family Science Master’s degree program will be able to seek certification as a Family Life Educator.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the CFLE-approved program process.

Program Approved Since
2018
CFLE Contact
Debra L. Berke
CFLE Contact Email