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Family Community Services

Master of Arts

Online

Course Delivery

36

Total Credits

$21,240

Total Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview


The Great Plains IDEA Family and Community Services masters degree will provide you with a well-rounded curriculum that focuses on understanding family and community dynamics, delivering quality services, and managing programs. Our online format allows flexibility by providing online classes you can complete from any location.


Program Outcomes


This program will provide you with the skills to:

  • Strengthen your local community by designing and delivering quality programming
  • Empower families during times of transition or stress
  • Cultivate strengths of individuals and families
  • Recognize the role of diversity (e.g., racial/ethnic, military, religious) in family and community dynamics
  • Understand the unique strengths and challenges of military life

Career Outlook


Graduates of this program work in a variety of settings promoting family life and family/community well-being. Graduates hold jobs in county extension offices, army community services, pre/post-deployment assistance, family advocacy programs, emergency shelters, crisis centers, consumer credit counseling services, and United Way.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Yuyakiuchi headshot

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi

Graduate Director of GPIDEA

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese

Course Information

 

Core

FAM 801 - Family Resource Management (3 Credits)
FAM 801 - Crises Across the Lifespan (3 Credits)
FAM 802 - Family Dynamics (3 Credits)
FAM 803 - Lifespan Development (3 Credits)
FAM 804 - Interpersonal Relationships (3 Credits)
FAM 808 - Program Administration & Management (3 Credits)
FAM 809 - Program Design, Evaluation & Implementation (3 Credits)
HDFS 814/FAM 804 - Parenting Education (3 Credits)
HDFS 874/FAM 800 - Foundations & Principles of Family & Community Services (3 Credits)
HDFS 875/FAM 805 - Resilience in Families (3 Credits)

Elective

FAM 892 - Nongovernmental Organizations & Families: A Global Perspective (3 Credits)
FAM 892 - Grant Development & Management (3 Credits)
HDFS 895 - Families in Poverty (3 Credits)

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience
    Resume/CV that includes employment history, education including degrees and honors, student organizations, professional organizations, special awards, research, creative work and other material related to your professional background and experience
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the  university graduate application online (program code:7722)
  • You must also complete the Department Application Form which includes your academic statement and your personal statement.

All applicants  must  clearly indicate the faculty member(s) from whom they wish to receive research mentorship. Masters plan A track. You do not need to submit GRE scores if you are a U.S. resident applying to the Masters Plan B (professional track) program. International applicants must submit GRE scores for the Plan A and Plan B Master's Program.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st 

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,240
$21,240

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview


The Great Plains IDEA Family and Community Services masters degree will provide you with a well-rounded curriculum that focuses on understanding family and community dynamics, delivering quality services, and managing programs. Our online format allows flexibility by providing online classes you can complete from any location.


Program Outcomes


This program will provide you with the skills to:

  • Strengthen your local community by designing and delivering quality programming
  • Empower families during times of transition or stress
  • Cultivate strengths of individuals and families
  • Recognize the role of diversity (e.g., racial/ethnic, military, religious) in family and community dynamics
  • Understand the unique strengths and challenges of military life

Career Outlook


Graduates of this program work in a variety of settings promoting family life and family/community well-being. Graduates hold jobs in county extension offices, army community services, pre/post-deployment assistance, family advocacy programs, emergency shelters, crisis centers, consumer credit counseling services, and United Way.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Yuyakiuchi headshot

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi

Graduate Director of GPIDEA

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese

Course Information

 

Core

FAM 801 - Family Resource Management (3 Credits)
FAM 801 - Crises Across the Lifespan (3 Credits)
FAM 802 - Family Dynamics (3 Credits)
FAM 803 - Lifespan Development (3 Credits)
FAM 804 - Interpersonal Relationships (3 Credits)
FAM 808 - Program Administration & Management (3 Credits)
FAM 809 - Program Design, Evaluation & Implementation (3 Credits)
HDFS 814/FAM 804 - Parenting Education (3 Credits)
HDFS 874/FAM 800 - Foundations & Principles of Family & Community Services (3 Credits)
HDFS 875/FAM 805 - Resilience in Families (3 Credits)

Elective

FAM 892 - Nongovernmental Organizations & Families: A Global Perspective (3 Credits)
FAM 892 - Grant Development & Management (3 Credits)
HDFS 895 - Families in Poverty (3 Credits)

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience
    Resume/CV that includes employment history, education including degrees and honors, student organizations, professional organizations, special awards, research, creative work and other material related to your professional background and experience
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the  university graduate application online (program code:7722)
  • You must also complete the Department Application Form which includes your academic statement and your personal statement.

All applicants  must  clearly indicate the faculty member(s) from whom they wish to receive research mentorship. Masters plan A track. You do not need to submit GRE scores if you are a U.S. resident applying to the Masters Plan B (professional track) program. International applicants must submit GRE scores for the Plan A and Plan B Master's Program.

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

June 1st 

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$21,240
$21,240

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.