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Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Program Type

Master of Science (MS)


Program Length

37 Credit Hours


Description

The Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science is designed to provide training in advanced and specialized leadership in various professions and to further professional competencies for students in dietetics, extension, business, industry, and education.

The program has two degree plan options:

  • Plan I (Thesis)- Students complete 15 hours of Family and Consumer Science coursework, 4 hours of statistics, 12 hours in an approved minor, and 6 hours of thesis work.
  • Plan II (Non-Thesis) - Students complete 21 hours of Family and Consumer Science coursework, 4 hours of statistics, and 12 hours in an approved minor.

Students may choose a focus within Family and Consumer Science 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.


Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Offered

Online

Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester

Additional Program Information

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Catalog Information

Application Requirements


  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  5. Writing sample of scholarly work, including instructor's grade and/or comments
  6. Two recommendation letters that discuss the applicant's suitability for graduate study. Letters should be written on letterhead and submitted as "closed" recommendations.
  7. Official GREscores
  8. Personal Statement

Department Chair/Advisor

Dr. Valencia Keening
(936) 294-1245
vbk001@shsu.edu

 

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