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.)

About CFLE-Approved Programs
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Campus Enrollment Size

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On-Campus
Department of Social Work and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
On-Campus
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
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)
On-Campus
School of Theology
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
School of Theology
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
On-Campus
Heller School for Social Policy & Management
Area(s) of Study
Family Policy
Accreditations
 New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
On-Campus
Heller School for Social Policy & Management
Area(s) of Study
Family Policy
Accreditations
 New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
On-Campus
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Health and Human Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
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)
On-Campus
Counselor Education & Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)
On-Campus
Counselor Education & Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Counselor Education & Family Therapy Department
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE)
On-Campus
Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences
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
Department of Graduate Education
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 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
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
On-Campus
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Marriage & Family Therapy
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Counselor Education
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
School of Arts and Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
On-Campus
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice Studies
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Concentrations
Family Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
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)
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
On-Campus
School of Medicine
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Department of Psychology & Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
On-Campus
Faculty of Arts and Science
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
On-Campus
Department of Counselor Education
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Counselor Education
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Hybrid
Department of Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
On-Campus
Department of Family and Human Services
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Life Education
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Human Development and Family Life Education
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Counseling Psychology
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
On-Campus
Department of Counseling
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
On-Campus
Department of Human Development
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) 
On-Campus
Department of Physical Education and Health Education
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
On-Campus
Department of Human Ecology
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
Department of Psychological Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Family Life Education
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
Department of Clinical, Health and Applied Sciences
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
On-Campus
Department of Psychology
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)
On-Campus
Online
School of Allied Health
Area(s) of Study
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
On-Campus
School of Allied Health
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
College of Business & Technology
Area(s) of Study
Family Policy
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Online
College of Business & Technology
Area(s) of Study
Family Policy
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
College of Business & Technology
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
CFLE Approved
On-Campus
College of Business & Technology
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Accreditations
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
On-Campus
Department of Sociology and Family Studies
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)