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EIU Master of Sciences
in Family and Consumer Sciences

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 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).

Apply today and begin your journey in being the next MS in FCS degree candidate! Feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding graduate assistantships or the application process.

About the Program

 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. 


Linda Simpson


MS in FCS Graduate Coordinator



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Contact Information

Linda Simpson
Graduate Coordinator

School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Fax: 217-581-6090

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