The Family and Community Services master's degree is 36 credit hours and includes the ten core courses. All core courses are offered twice a year and the recommended sequence for completing them is as follows. Please 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 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 course topics vary each semester. Consult your academic advisor when selecting electives.
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.
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Average time to complete:
Master's degree: 30 months or less
Graduate certificate: 6-12 months