Applied Family Science (M.S.)
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. 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.
Visit program faculty webpages at the following links:
- Program Chair: Mary Kay Keller, M.P.A., Ph.D., S.S.W., C.E.I.M., C.F.L.E.
- Director of Graduate Studies: Debra L. Berke, Ph.D.