Master of Science (MS)
36 Credit Hours
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 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.
Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition and Cost
Additional Program Information
- Graduate Admissions Application
- Application Fee
- Official transcripts of all college-level coursework, including the transcript for the baccalaureate degree granting institution showing date the undergraduate degree was conferred
- Writing sample of scholarly work, including instructor's grade and/or comments
- Two recommendation letters that discuss the applicant's suitability for graduate study. Letters should be written on letterhead and submitted as "closed" recommendations.
- Official GRE scores
- A personal statement of career interests and goals