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Family and Consumer Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences is designed to provide advanced specialized leadership in various professions and to further professional competencies for students in dietetics, extension, business, industry and education.


This 36 credit hour program can be completed in a Thesis or Non-Thesis option:

  • Plan I (Thesis) - Students complete 15 hours of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework, 3 hours of statistics, 12 hours in an approved specialization area, and 6 hours of thesis work.
  • Plan II (Non-Thesis) - Students complete 21 hours of Family and Consumer Sciences coursework, 3 hours of statistics, and 12 hours in an approved specialization area.

Students may choose a focus within Family and Consumer Science by selecting a majority of credit hours in one of the following areas: Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising; Family Economics and Resource Management; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Interior Design; or Nutrition and Dietetics.


The Interior Design Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is granted accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Family and Consumer Sciences coursework
  • Statistics
  • Approved Minor
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • International student applications should be completed and received no later than 90 days before the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5
Recommended score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.8 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts of all college-level work, including the transcript that shows the date the undergraduate degree was conferred
  • Official GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant's suitability for graduate study
  • A personal statement of career interests and goals
  • A minimum of 18 undergraduate credit hours in Family and Consumer Sciences or related coursework

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              Tuition Fee

              • International

                12012 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              • National

                12012 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 6006 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
              • In-State

                10698 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 5349 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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