Do you enjoy working in diverse settings? Are you interested in working with children and families to improve quality of life and create positive changes? The master’s in child and family studies focuses on human development with a theory-to-practice approach, allowing students to learn in the field. Graduates are prepared to critically evaluate and synthesize issues related to children, youth, and families. The degree requires 30 credit hours, including a grant writing class and a choice between internship and thesis options.
What makes the program appealing to so many professionals is its structure, which enables students to gain new expertise without sacrificing their job or lifestyle. Created to meet the needs of busy professionals, the program’s coursework is 100% online. Students completing the internship may do so from any approved location across the country; the thesis option can also be completed at a distance.
The minimum requirements for acceptance are as follows:
2. Submit Required Materials:
The MS in Child and Family Studies requires students to complete 30 credit hours of graduate work, including a required core of 15-18 hours, and advisor-approved electives of 12-15 hours.
In addition to courses outlines above, students must complete 3-4 approved elective courses. Online courses may be selected with advisor approval from the list below:
Please note the following as you plan your program of study:
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