Average time to complete: 30 months
The Great Plains IDEA Family and Community Services online master’s degree will provide you with a well-rounded curriculum that focuses on understanding family and community dynamics, delivering quality services, and managing programs. Our online format allows flexibility by providing 100% online classes you can complete from any location.
What can I do with this degree?
Earning a master’s degree in family and community services will provide you the flexibility to choose your future. Graduates of this program work in a variety of settings promoting family life and family/community well-being.
In this video, instructor Ashlie Lester shares how graduates of this program work to improve communities and families.
What will I learn in this program?
This program will provide you with the skills to:
- Strengthen your local community by designing and delivering quality programming
- Empower families during times of transition or stress (e.g., military families, families in poverty, etc.)
- Cultivate strengths of individuals and families
- Recognize the role of diversity (e.g., racial/ethnic, military, religious) in family and community dynamics
To see a full list of courses available, visit our interactive Course Planner.
Students may take the certification exam to become a certified family life educator. Talk to your advisor about appropriate course offerings.
How does this degree program work?
Our program is offered completely online, providing flexibility for busy adults who don’t have access or time to attend on-campus classes. Visit our How It Works webpage to learn more, or watch this short video.
Ready to get started? Learn how to apply through Great Plains IDEA.
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Degree titles vary by university. Consult each university for the title as it will appear on the diploma.