Apr 13, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family and Community Services (M.S.)

Offered through Family Studies and Human Services , the Master of Science in Family and Community Services is offered as an inter-institutional online program sponsored by the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). The degree is uniquely concerned with understanding families and the development, evaluation, and management of program services to them in community context. The program is designed to create better online educational opportunities for family and community science professionals such as Extension agents and for spouses in military service families. The M.S. degree in Family and Community Services will prepare graduates for individual and family services professions that are similar to some positions in social work but distinct from counseling positions. The degree does not lead to licensure. 

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)*

*At Kansas State University, a capstone course (PFP 675 or FSHS 881) is required, and students may select one other course from the electives list.

For all other participating universities, students may select any two courses from the electives list.


Practica not required, but the courses below will support capstone experiences as determined by the student and committee.