24 months
1110 USD/credit 16650 USD/year
1110 USD/credit 16650 USD/year
479 USD/credit 7185 USD/year
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The goal of this Family & Child Sciences program at Florida State University is to prepare students with advanced knowledge to tackle contemporary social problems affecting children, couples, youth, and families and to apply best practice solutions.


The Master's program in Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University focuses on family processes and empirically supported relational interventions. 

The research, teaching, and service activities primarily address three areas:

  • Relationship development and enhancement in young adults, couples, and families
  • Distressed families and relational interventions
  • The link between parenting processes and relational outcomes

Some master’s students cap their coursework with an internship and special project. Others complete a research project (thesis) and use this degree as the first step to a doctorate in Family Relations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Development
  • Professional Development in FCS
  • Advanced Family Studies
  • Theories of Child Development
  • Theories of Family Sciences
  • Methods of Research
  • Applied Research in Human Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper-division undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The same scale applies for
  • any graduate-level work.
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program from an accredited institution. If a non-related degree
  • was earned, some leveling courses may be required.
  • A competitive revised Graduate Record Examination (rGRE) score; recommended score of above
  • the 50th percentile in both verbal and quantitative sections with a 4.0 or higher on the writing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1110 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 479 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Tallahassee

955 - 1345 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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