The Great Plains IDEA Family and Community Services 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 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.
- County extension offices
- Army community services
- Pre/Post deployment assistance
- Family advocacy programs
- Child development centers
- Consumer credit counseling services
- Emergency shelters
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Crisis centers
- United Way
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
- Cultivate strengths of individuals and families
- Recognize the role of diversity (e.g., racial/ethnic, military, religious) in family and community dynamics
- Understand the unique strengths and challenges of military life
To see a full list of courses available, visit our interactive Course Planner.
While this degree program does not lead to licensure, students may take the certification exam to become a certified family life educator.
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? Visit our Getting Started page to learn what to do next.
Still have questions? Check out our FAQ section of the website.
Degree titles vary by university. Consult each university for the title as it will appear on the diploma.