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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:

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

12 hours in Research Courses:

  • HES 568 Research in HES I (2 credit hours)
  • HES 578 Research in HES II (1 credit hour)
  • HES 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
  • HES 546 Graduate Supervised Practice I
  • HES 547 Graduate Supervised Practice II  

12 hours in Concentration Courses:

Child and Family Studies Concentration

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

Multidisciplinary Health Communication Studies Concentration

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

Electives

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

*ISPP students may choose from these electives only.