Interested in learning about or preparing for a career related to families?

Search and filter by location, degree level, area of study, and more to find the right academic degree program, minor, or certificate for you in Family Science — the scientific study of families and close interpersonal relationships.

Scroll down to see complete program listings. Click any degree program name to open more information about that program.

Areas of Study in This Guide

“Area(s) of Study” is a filtering option in this guide. The area of study for a listing indicates the main curricular focus of that program. Options include:

  • Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies: includes human development and Family Science curricula
  • Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family): focuses on one of more areas or stages of human development, such as the examples listed in parentheses
  • Family Life Education: focuses on Family Life Education, a practice area of Family Science that equips families to develop knowledge and skills to enhance their well-being and relationships
  • Family Policy: focuses on the development and evaluation of family policies, laws, and advocacy efforts
  • Family Resource Management: focuses on addressing decisions families make about developing and allocating resources
  • Family Science/Studies/Relations/Ecology/Services: focuses primarily on Family Science curricula. Programs may be titled with terminology other than Family Science, such as “family studies” or “family relations.”
  • Parent Education: focuses on the practice of parent education, one type of Family Life Education that centers on parenting practices, skills, and relationships
  • Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family): focuses on therapy or counseling that considers the family, couple, and/or marital relationships in which a person exists
  • Youth, Family, and Community Services: focuses on development, administration, and management of family and community service organizations/programs
Interactive Map of Degree Programs

Use NCFR's interactive map to see at a glance where Family Science programs are located in the U.S. and Canada.

Click any pin on the map to see bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs at that institution. (Minors and certificates are included in the full guide below.)

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CFLE Approved

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On-Campus
Online
Department of Marriage and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Online
School of Health and Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
California School of Professional Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
Online
School of Education
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
School of Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
School of Education
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice & Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Concentrations
Early Childhood
Marriage and Family
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Sanford School of Social & Family Dynamics
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Counseling Psychology Program
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
Online
Department of Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Human Development and Family Studies
Pre-Health Professions
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions
Early Childhood Professions
Prevention and Intervention Sciences
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Family Life
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Psychology and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
Online
Department of Psychology and Family Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Graduate Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
Online
Department of Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Services and Community Leadership
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Human Services and Community Leadership
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Services and Community Leadership
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Online
Wesley Seminary
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Resource Management
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
College of Human Sciences Online and Distance Learning
Area(s) of Study
Family Resource Management
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Applied Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Online
Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
Online
Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Online
Department of Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Concentrations
Family Life Education
Child Life Specialist
Adult Development and Aging
Early Childhood Development
Youth Development
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
On-Campus
Online
Hybrid
Department of Social Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
Online
School of Graduate Studies
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Online
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Youth, Family, and Community Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
Department of Health & Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Online
Department of Health & Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Family Resource Management
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)