Nov 21, 2019  
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family and Consumer Sciences, M.S.


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CIP Code:  19.0101

I. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


For an unconditional admittance the prospective student needs to have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, preferably in a major focusing on their proposed area of concentration. Students with a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0, or who majored in another area may be considered for conditional admittance.  Students must have a minimum of two letters of recommendation, preferably from current or former faculty who can evaluate the student’s ability to handle graduate work. Students must also submit a personal statement that discusses in detail why the individual wants to pursue an MS degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Work and volunteer experience in the field is also evaluated. The Department of Human Science uses a rubric for evaluating each applicant and scores points for: overall GPA, Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendation, and Work, Volunteer, or Internship experience.

Concentration in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)


Cognate/Electives - 6 hours


Students are to take 6 hours of graduate-level elective courses, which can be in FCSG or other graduate departments, such as Counselor Education.

Thesis Option - 3 hours


Non-Thesis Option (Internship) - 3 hours


Total Credit Hours in HDGS Concentration - 36 hours


Concentration in Textiles and Apparel (TA)


TA Concentration Courses - 12 hours


Twelve hours of textile and apparel concentration courses can be selected from the following list of courses.  (Note that at least one course is offered each Fall and Spring semester on a rotating basis.)

Cognate/Electives - 6 hours


Students are to take 6 hours of graduate-level elective courses, which can be in FCSG or other graduate departments, such as Counselor Education.

Thesis Option - 3 hours


Non-Thesis Option (Internship) - 3 hours


Total Credit Hours TA Concentration - 33 hours


Concentration in Nutritional Sciences (NS)


Professional Core - 6 hours


Elective - 6 hours


Any Counseling; Human Development; or Nutrition Elective

Internship - 3 hours


  • FCSG 5850 - Internship (3) (requires 420 contact hours)* *Students in the NS-RD track receive credit for their 6-hour dietetic internship.  The additional 3 hours of internship credit counts toward the Elective requirement.

Total Credit Hours in NS Concentration - 33 hours


* Total Credit Hours in NS-RD Concentration - 27 hours


Exit Requirements


  1. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required.
  2. Successful completion of at least 36 credit hours for either the Thesis or Non-Thesis options is required.
  3. Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination is required.
  4. Successful completion of a six-credit internship program project (FCSG 5850 ), including passing an oral exam is required.

Concentration in Nutritional Sciences for Continuing DIP Graduates (NS-DIP)


Professional Core - 6 hours


Electives - 3 hours


Any Counseling; Human Development; or Nutrition Elective

Dietetic Internship - 6 hours


Total Credit Hours in DIP - 15 hours


Total Credit Hours in NS-DIP Concentration - 18 hours


Overall Credit Hours in NS Concentration - 33 hours


Exit Requirements


  1. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required.
  2. Successful completion of at least 33 credits is required.
  3. Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination is required.
  4. Successful completion of a six-credit internship program project (FCSG 5810 ) is required.

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