Individual and Family Development, M.Sc. | South Carolina State University | Orangeburg, United States
12 months
21038 USD/year
21038 USD/year
9928 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree in Individual and Family Development (IFD) at the South Carolina State University focuses on the individual, the family and the respective developmental issues and cultural perspectives that define our rapidly changing society. 


The Individual and Family Development academic program from South Carolina State University consists of a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours. Emphases are placed on family science principles, family dynamics, human development, and resources.

Key Features  

  • A comprehensive subject matter examination and Thesis (or Problem in Lieu of Thesis) are integral program requirements.
  • The IFD curriculum is designed to prepare professionals for leadership positions in human resources and personnel divisions in business, industry, the social services, a variety of educational settings and for doctoral study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family Life Education
  • Cultural Foundations of Family Life
  • Contemporary Aspects of Ed for Parenthood
  • Lifespan, Human Growth and Development
  • Family and Public Policy
  • Human Sexuality 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of twelve (12) semester hours in a human sciences discipline, i.e., family and consumer sciences, psychology, sociology social work, elementary or early childhood education, criminal justice.
  • Admission to the Individual and Family Development graduate program will depend upon (1) full admission to the School of Graduate Studies, (2) strong letters of recommendation from two former professors, and (3) minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 3.0 on an A = 4.00 scale, and (4) approval of the admission application by the program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10519 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    21038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10519 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4964 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Orangeburg

876 - 1523 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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