Child and Family Studies
The Department of Child and Family Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi now offers a fully online Master¹s of Science degree in Child and Family Studies designed for working professionals and others interested in issues that affect children and families. This online program that focuses on the integration of theory, research, and experiential learning. It builds on a foundation of family systems theory and emphasizes leadership, critical thinking skills, and the connection between research and practice. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote quality of life and to serve as an effective advocate for families across their lifespan. This program advances professionals who create positive change through careers in organizations, agencies, and educational settings that serve children and families.