Degree Program Overview

The Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences is designed to provide advanced specialized leadership in various professions and to further professional competencies for students in dietetics, extension, business, industry, and education. This 36 credit hour program can be completed in a Thesis or Non-Thesis option:

  • Plan I (Thesis) - Students complete 15 hours of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework, 3 hours of statistics, 12 hours in an approved specialization area, and 6 hours of thesis work.
  • Plan II (Non-Thesis) - Students complete 21 hours of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework, 3 hours of statistics, and 12 hours in an approved specialization area.

Students may choose a focus within Family and Consumer Sciences by selecting a majority of credit hours in one of the following areas: Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising; Family Economics and Resource Management; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Interior Design; or Nutrition and Dietetics.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (MS)
Length 36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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