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Child and Family Studies

Western Kentucky University

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
962 USD/credit
899 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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Tuition fee
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About

This program is designed to provide advanced study in the growth and development of the individual and family.

Overview

The program builds competence in human development, integration of theory into practice, program development, and research—preparing graduates to critically evaluate and synthesize issues related to children, youth, and families. Fieldwork is incorporated in the curriculum.

The department views the family, in all its diverse forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society.  

Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives. 

Our vision is to be recognized as preparing the best-qualified graduates in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Our focus  is on preparing students for living, learning, and leading in  their communities and career endeavors 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Development Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Grant Writing for Child and Family Programs
  • Research Methods
  • Child Development Theory and Research
  • Youth and Family Theory and Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    962 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 962 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    899 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 899 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 607 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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