Child and Family Studies, Master | Louisiana State University | Baton Rouge, United States
12 months
29456 USD/year
29456 USD/year
12541 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Child and Family Studies porgramme offered by Louisiana State University intensive academics prepare our graduates for a wide variety of human services, non-profit, public service and private industry positions.


The Master of Science in Child and Family Studies degree program offered by Louisiana State University  prepares highly competent effective and ethical individuals to serve children and families within:

  •  communities
  • schools
  • hospitals

nursing homes and social service agencies in national and international contexts.

The CFS master’s degree is central to LSU’s mission as a land, sea and space grant institution to promote stability and well-being of families in all forms, positive human growth and development, optimal management of resources and to build a well-prepared, educated workforce for current and future labor markets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  •  Statistics 
  • Theories of Child Development
  • Theories in Family Science 
  • Contemporary Family
  • Topics and Issues in CFS
  • Infant Behavior and Development
  • Child Guidance and Behavior
  • Human Development

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

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • A 3.0 cumulative grade point average on undergraduate coursework for regular admission; Minimum of 2.75 cumulative or last 60 hours GPA for probationary admission in certain cases;
  • Evidence the applicant possesses the personal qualities and aptitudes necessary for a career in CFS;
  • Three recommendation forms completed by professional and academic references; and,
  • A letter of intent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

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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