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EIU Masters in
Family and Consumer Sciences

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Our program can be completed
in as little as
just three semesters.

The MS 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 Masters in Family and Consumer Sciences 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.

We're excited about your interest in our program, so make sure you explore the whole site. We especially encourage you to learn more about the program, read this letter from the program's graduate coordinator, or even look into applying!

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Why Choose EIU for Family and Consumer Sciences

Integrative Learning

Students in the MS in Family and Consumer Sciences program are able to engage in research early in their college career which results in meaningful research and outcomes, participation in professional conferences and publications, thus preparing them to move into their selective fields upon degree completion.

Professional Development

We strive to provide our degree candidates with a variety of academic and professional development opportunities to gain a competitive edge in the workforce. Examples of opportunities include graduate assistantships, internships, leadership in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, and membership/participation on campus boards/organizations/committees such as the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

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If you want to get involved, we will help you make that happen!

We offer a student-friendly environment making a graduate education convenient for students from all walks of life. Perhaps family life or other obligations are deterrents from pursing a graduate degree; we offer a flexible schedule that provides viable options for everybody. Along with the Graduate Coordinator, we allow students to develop an individualized graduate program that fits their career aspirations!

Study Abroad

Whether it's Italy, South Africa, the Netherlands, or across Asia, we have had students earn graduate credit abroad. Be sure to check out some of the Study Abroad programs available to FCS students.

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Study abroad

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Contact Information

Frances Murphy, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator

Dept. of Human Services & Community Leadership
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Fax: 217-581-6090

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