MA in Human Development and Family Science with Emphasis in Family and Community Services
The mission of the Human Development and Family Science Master’s degree emphasis in Family and Community Sciences may be summed up in three words – Understand, Deliver, Manage. The goal of the Family and Community Services online MA option in Human Development and Family Science is to create alumni capable of understanding family, interpersonal, and community dynamics in order to help individuals and their families through education, resource management, and effective service delivery. In addition, graduates of this degree option will acquire knowledge and skills in program and agency management.
The Family and Community Services MA emphasis consists of 36 credit hours, including the 10 core courses shown below. For the remaining 6 credits students may choose from: (a) 6 credits of electives and a capstone examination, (b) 3 credits of electives and a 3 credit internship, or (c) 6 credits of an internship. Elective courses will be offered annually. Exams and internships will include an independently produced paper and an oral examination by the student’s MA committee.
|H_D_FS 7600||Resilience in Families||3|
|H_D_FS 7640||Interpersonal Relationships||3|
|H_D_FS 7650||Family Crisis Intervention||3|
|H_D_FS 7690||Family Resource Management||3|
|H_D_FS 8012||Family Dynamics and Intervention||3|
|H_D_FS 8100||Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Services||3|
|H_D_FS 8510||Parenting Education||3|
|H_D_FS 8520||Lifespan Development||3|
|H_D_FS 8235||Administration and Program Management||3|
|H_D_FS 8238||Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation||3|
|H_D_FS 8972||Internship in Human Development and Family Science||1-99|
or Graduate Examination*
|H_D_FS 7233||Basic Grant Development and Management||3|
|H_D_FS 8087||Seminar in Human Development and Family Science (Families in Poverty)||1-99|
|H_D_FS 8234||Adolescents and their Families||3|
No credit offered for the exam.
For admission requirements, refer to the Graduate School website for the minimum qualifications for the degree program and Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility, and application process. Before official admissions to the University of Missouri, your application materials will be reviewed by both Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied.