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Family and Consumer Science Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #905 (BCR) , ND,
Students have the option of pursuing a Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Sciences (M.S.) degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Advanced work may be taken in FCSE, Career and Technical Education, Extension, and curriculum design and development.


The NDSU programs in education are accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and are approved by the ND Education Standards and Practices Board. Changes in national and state legislation, standards, or rules can affect academic program requirements.

All enrollments in Education courses before the student files a graduate plan of study must be approved by the adviser. The School of Education will evaluate graduate courses taken prior to filing the graduate plan of study when the student's plan of study is being considered. Only those courses approved by the School of Education may be included on the final plan of study leading to the degree.

Master's programs within the School of Education require a minimum of 30 semester credits (minimums vary by academic program). The Master of Science (M.S.) degree requires a disquisition. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree is a non-disquisition, practitioner-oriented degree. Programs vary on requiring a written comprehensive exam or a portfolio/oral.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Students and Their Learning
  • Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom
  • Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences I: Techniques
  • Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences II: Professional Practices
  • Vocational Philosophy and Policy
  • Human Relations for Educators
  • Occupational Programs in Family and Consumer Science
  • Teaching Family and Consumer Science with Technology
  • Research Design in Family and Consumer Sciences

                Detailed Programme Facts

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

                English Language Requirements

                You only need to take one of these language tests:

                • Minimum required score:


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                Academic Requirements

                General Requirements

                • Qualified students may apply for admission to graduate programs in the School of Education leading to Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degrees.
                • In addition to the Graduate School’s required application materials, the program requires submission of a statement of career goals consistent with the five propositions of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), as well as reasons for applying to the program. The School of Education reserves the right to obtain additional information about the student's professional competence from qualified professionals.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  631 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                • National

                  541 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 541 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                • In-State

                  361 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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                Living costs for Fargo

                • 870 - 1260 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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