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Child and Family Sciences - Master's

Availability: Online Options*

Child and Family Sciences: Building Relationships -Empowering Students!

We offer a fully online, part-time Master's degree in Child and Family Sciences. We are an interdisciplinary field, and our program is designed for those who want to deepen their understanding of issues that affect children and families. It includes academic research, child development, family life education, and human and social services. Ultimately, Child and Family Sciences professionals are dedicated to promoting a better quality of life for all families.

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100%Online program delivery
37Thirty-seven hours over six semesters
3Three practicum options (community/research/teaching)

What Will I Learn?

Our curriculum is based upon a developmental lifespan approach and includes 37 hours of coursework. Students have a choice between completing a thesis or practicum experience. Additional coursework includes:

• Adolescence and the family system
• Critical issues in child development
• Family advocacy
• Family life education
• Individual and family life cycle development
• Intimate relationship development
• Parenting across the life cycle
• Practice of family research
• Program evaluation
• Theories of child development

Our faculty represent several diverse fields

Faculty in Child and Family Sciences include experts in child development, certified family life educators, family scientists, early interventionists, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors.


Degree Plan Availability
Child and Family Sciences MSOnline 100%

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School of Child and Family Sciences

Owings-McQuagge Hall (OMH) 129  Dr. 

Name: Lindsay Wright
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Hattiesburg Campus

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  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Cooperative Extension Specialist
  • College Instructor
  • Nonprofit Program Manager
  • Program Administrator
  • Brianna A., 2015, 
    Doctoral student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Tyra W., 2016, 
    Coordinator, Forrest General Spirit Girls
  • Mariah S., 2017, 
    Social Worker at Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  • Tawni B., 2017,
    Project Manager I, Youth Highway Safety at University of Mississippi Medical Center