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Program Details

Students must successfully complete 36 semester hours of graduate credit to earn an Master of Arts in FCS. All courses are three credit hours unless stated otherwise.

12 hours in Core Courses:

  • FCS 532 Framing Critical Issues in HES
  • FCS 533 Advocacy and Public Policy: Addressing a World in Need
  • FCS 534 Globalization and the Human Condition
  • FCS 535 Leadership Development for Professional Practice

12 hours in Research Courses:

  • FCS 568 Research in HES I (2 credit hours)
  • FCS 578 Research in HES II (1 credit hour)
  • FCS 588 Research in HES III
  • EDU 585 Research Methods in Education
  • RMD 500 Statistical Methods for Research

or

12 hours in Management Courses:

  • RMD 500 Statistical Methods for Research
  • NPM 560 Strategy, Planning and Program Evaluation for Nonprofits -

Choose two courses from the following:

  • MGT 507  Budgeting and Accounting
  • NPM 510 Marketing and Communications for Nonprofits
  • NPM 520 Resource Development for Nonprofits
  • NPM 550 Governance, Leadership and Management for Nonprofits

or

12 hours in Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) – students completing this block will complete a minimum of 1200 supervised practice hours.

  • RMD 500 Statistical Methods for Research
  • FCS 546 Graduate Supervised Practice I
  • FCS 547 Graduate Supervised Practice II  

12 hours in Concentration Courses:

Child and Family Studies Concentration

  • FCS 551 Administering Programs for Children and Families
  • FCS 555 Family Intervention
  • FCS 556 Child and Family Theory
  • FCS Elective

Multidisciplinary Health Communication Studies Concentration

  • FCS 541 Applied Health Behavior to Enhance Health Outcomes
  • FCS 542 Interpreting and Translating Science for Consumers
  • FCS 543 Contemporary Applications for Health Communication
  • FCS Elective

Electives

  • FCS 544 Ethical Implications for Health Communication*
  • FCS 545 Cultural Competence In Health Communication*
  • FCS 552 Curriculum Development and Assessment for Children and Families
  • FCS 554 Critical Readings in HES
  • FCS 589 Practicum in HES
  • FCS 590 Independent Study* 

*ISPP students may choose from these electives only.