20 months
769 USD/credit 13842 USD/year
769 USD/credit 13842 USD/year
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Family is the basic building block of society—the environment where we first learn about the world, build skills for our earliest explorations, and acquire the beliefs and behaviors that can help or hinder us throughout life. Learn more with the Family Education program of the University of Minnesota.


The Family Education program of the University of Minnesota recognizes this vital role and our tremendous responsibility to equip parents and caregivers with evidence-based tools and knowledge that will foster stronger, healthier families and children.

Program options

The M.Ed. in Family Education offers you two options:

  • A 30-credit master's program with a Capstone Interview. For more information view the program checklist.
  • A 30-credit master's program with a Capstone Interview that includes the requirements for licensure. For more information visit the M.Ed. in Family Education with Parent and Family Education License page.

Career options

This degree will prepare you to design, deliver, and evaluate family-focused programs for adult learners. Interested in preparing for a teaching license while earning your M.Ed?

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Diverse Family Experiences
  • Curricular Design in Parent Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Parent Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Parent Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. academic institution or foreign equivalent, evidence of strong academic preparation, and the ability and desire to perform graduate level scholarship.
  • Alignment of applicant's professional goals with the Parent and Family Education program's goals to prepare practitioners to design, deliver, and evaluate educational programs for parents and families.
  • Unique contributions applicant would make to FSoS values, including social relevance, collaboration, inclusiveness, excellence, innovation, and diversity.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13842 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • National

    13842 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 USD per credit during 20 months.

Out of state students may be charged the resident rate as long as they do not come to campus for any coursework.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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