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Master's Degree - Family and Community Services
Credit hours to complete degree: 36
Last Updated: 9/27/2022 9:01 am

Core Courses 30 credit hours

All students are required to complete 36 credit hours including the ten core courses in this section. All core courses are offered twice a year. Please use the suggested course sequence and talk to your advisor for further input on course sequencing and selection.

  • First (preferably) or Second Semester: Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Services
  • Parenting Education and/or Interpersonal Relationships and/or Lifespan Development should be completed prior to taking Family Dynamics
  • Next to last semester: Program Design, Evaluation and Implementation or Program Administration and Management
  • Final semester: Program Design, Evaluation and Implementation or Program Administration and Management
  • Talk to your academic advisor at your home university about the capstone project that will happen in the final semester.

Elective Courses

Elective course topics vary each semester. Consult your academic advisor when selecting electives. Note: topic area and teaching university is subject to change in future offerings. 

Elective Courses Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
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CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Nonprofits in a Global Society3Julie TippensUNLUNLUNL
Families in Poverty3Laurie BulockMISUMISUMISU
Grant Development & Management3Elaine JohannesKSU
Family Policy3KSU

Practicum/Independent Study 1 - 6 credit hours

Required or elective courses such as creative components, directed studies, practica, research, and theses are available through your home university. Consult with your academic advisor about course selection and scheduling. 

Practicum/Independent Study Course or Instructor Availability by Year and Semester
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CourseCreditsSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummerFallSpringSummer
Independent Study3multiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universitiesmultiple universities