M.Sc. On Campus

Child and Family Studies

Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This Child and Family Studies program at Western Kentucky University is designed to provide advanced study in the growth and development of the individual and family.


The Child and Family Studies program at Western Kentucky University 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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An overall GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for all hours earned past the first 60-semester or 90-quarter hours of the baccalaureate degree.
  • A 2-3 page letter of professional intent describing professional interests and career goals.
  • ​The letter of professional intent should be a measure of an applicant’s writing style and writing ability and is expected to be well organized, free of typing and grammatical errors, and clearly written. It should have an introduction, clearly stated purpose, and contents that demonstrate the best impression of the applicant’s writing. The letter of professional intent should articulate and demonstrate your specific qualifications for the program of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 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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