Family and Consumer Sciences (MS)

The graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to the Master of Science degree. The program is designed to serve the needs of qualified students preparing for Family and Consumer Sciences careers in business, education, hospitals, industry, government, community agencies, and for entering a doctoral program in Family and Consumer Sciences or in a related discipline.

Program Tracks:

(1) Thesis (total 30 hours) or (2) Non-Thesis (total 36 hours).

With either option, pick one of the following specialization tracks:
(1) Clothing, Textiles and Fashion (12 hours with thesis, 15 – 18 hours without thesis);
(2) Nutrition and Foods (12 hours with thesis, 15 – 18 hours without thesis);
(3) General Family and Consumer Sciences (12 hours with thesis, 15 – 18 hours without thesis).

 Admission Requirements: 

To be granted regular admission to the graduate school & the MS in FCS, students must have accomplished the following:

  • Obtained a baccalaureate degree in Family & Consumer Sciences or an allied area from an accredited institution.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 or at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
  • One of the following:
    • Satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) OR
    • Valid standard educator license OR
    • Proof of Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) certification

*For more program information and additional admission requirements please request information below. 

Program Contact:

Kathryn A. Carroll, PhD, CFCS, CPFFE

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Family Sciences

Doyne 214

(501) 450-3612

Request Information

(501) 852-UCAO (8226)