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Family and Consumer Sciences, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1139 (BCR) , IL,
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. The degree program is designed for professionals seeking advanced study in one of the specialty areas of family and consumer sciences.

About

The program is recommended for students whose undergraduate degree is also in Family and Consumer Sciences. It is less appropriate for students with undergraduate degrees in more specific areas (such as a B.A. in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design).

Several graduate students in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences published their theses in peer-reviewed journals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Development Applications
  • Organization And Administration Of Early Childhood Programs
  • Couple Relationships
  • Community Nutrition
  • Early Childhood Nutrition Education
  • Food Science
  • Nutrition And Metabolism
  • Food Service Management
  • Quantity Foods
  • Special Topics In Food And Hospitality Management
  • Special Topics In Food And Hospitality Management: Food And Law Regulation
  • Flat Pattern Design
  • Advanced Textiles
  • Draping And Design
  • Decision-making For Consumers
  • Consumer Materials
  • Family Life Education Methods
  • History Of Interior And Environmental Design I
  • Interior Design I: Studio

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a Master's program.
  • submit official GRE Scores (use institutional code 1319)
  • upload a statement of goals for seeking the degree
  • submit names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation within the online application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17290 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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