Dear Prospective Graduate Student:
Thank you for your interest in the Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences' graduate program! The Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences is an applied graduate program that focuses on teaching, experiential learning, research, and theoretical application to improve our diverse, global society. Through an integrative approach, the Master's in FCS program advances critical thinking, reflective practice, knowledge, and communication skills. Graduates work in non-profit organizations, social service agencies, court advocacy, outreach programs, teaching, or go on to doctoral programs at other institutions.
The program offers a great deal of flexibility and students are allowed to develop the schedule that best fits their life. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on the weekends, and online. Students are not required to, but can complete the program in one year (three semesters).
We will begin accepting applications for graduate assistantships for the 2016-2017 academic year beginning January 1, 2016. The deadline for materials to be received to complete the application file is February 15, 2016. We will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. The requirements are that the applicant must have applied to the Graduate School at EIU, have a minimum of 2.75 GPA, and be pursuing the Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences degree.
To apply to the program, submit an online application to the EIU Graduate School here:
https://www.eiu.edu/myeiu/ Then apply to the FCS program and upload
additional application materials (resume, letter of intent, letters of recommendation) here:
Contact me if you have questions regarding the assistantships or the application process. I wish you the very best as you make decisions regarding your academic and professional pursuits.Dr. Katie ShawMS in FCS Graduate Coordinatorkashaw2@eiu.edu217-581-6955
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