College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Family Science (MA)

The primary objective of the Master of Arts in Family Science is to articulate the definition and role of the family life practitioner – particularly the role of the family life professional. The broad principles and philosophy of family life education are explored, including the ability to plan, implement and evaluate such educational programs, and the ability to define and establish leadership within the field. The coursework is designed to be sequential and the program is offered in an online format.

FAS 506Families In Society3
FAS 532Navigating the Oceans of Data and Information in Family Life Education3
FAS 504Systemic Dynamics of Families3
FAS 540Family Decision Making3
FAS 530Family Communication and Relationships3
FAS 560Intimate Relationships3
FAS 551Seminar in Human Growth3
FAS 570Parent Education3
FAS 525Public Policy and Applied Ethics3
FAS 534Reflexive Assessment and Evaluation in Family Life Education3
or GST 597 Graduate Study Abroad
FAS 576Methods in Programming3
ED 510Capstone: CFLE3
or ED 511 Capstone: Non-CFLE
Total Credits36