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Family Community Services

Michigan State University

12 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Family Community Services from Michigan State University, is a collaborative, multi-institutional program offered totally online. This degree is designed to provide a research-based perspective to understand individual, family, interpersonal and community dynamics across the lifespan. 


The College of Social Science, in collaboration with The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), offers this Family Community Services program with all course work delivered via the Internet/World Wide Web by faculty from multiple land-grant universities: Michigan State University, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oklahoma State University, and South Dakota State University.

Learning outcomes

Students will earn this degree from their home institution while also enrolling for courses at other participating institutions.

All graduate programs in the department are designed to develop professional competence, to encourage creative thinking, and to prepare students to perform and utilize research. Each student's program is developed within the framework of the area of major interest, taking into consideration his or her professional experience, interests, and educational and career goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Administration and Management of Human Services Programs
  • Crises Across the Lifespan
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family Resource Management
  • Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Services
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Lifespan Development
  • Parenting Education
  • Program Design, Evaluation and Implementation
  • Resilience in Families

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted, students must apply via their home institution and plan their course of study under the guidance of their academic advisor. Michigan State University students follow established University admission procedures.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14144 USD per year during 12 months.


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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