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 Master of Science in FCS Course Options


Now Offering the MS in FCS Online Program!  

You asked and we listened. While you still have the option of completing the program in the face-to-face or hybrid formats, you can now complete the program entirely online with no campus visit requirements. This format allows for convenience and flexibility to complete the program at times and locations that fit your schedule.

Program Requirements

The program requires 33 hours (without a thesis) or 30 hours (with a thesis). There are four core courses that all students must complete:

FCS 5450 (Supervision and Administration in FCS)
FCS 5460 (Current Issues and Trends in FCS)
FCS 5900 (Research Methods in FCS)
FCS 5901 (Statistics in FCS) 

All students must complete a Capstone Experience by selecting one of the following options for a minimum of three and a maximum of six semester hours:

Internship (FCS 5980)
Independent Study (FCS 5990)
Thesis (FCS 5950)

Upon approval by the MS in FCS Graduate Coordinator, students develop an individualized graduate program with selection of an additional 18 credit hours in courses related to family services, financial literacy, textiles and/or nutrition.