Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When are applications due?

A. Application deadlines

Q. What kind of employment can I pursue after I graduate?

A. The master's degree in Family Studies is appropriate for those who wish to seek employment in the non-clinical areas of social service delivery, research, family policy and family law, parenting and family life education, health and well-being, prevention and program evaluation.

Q. What are some of the other reasons why I might consider pursuing this degree?

A. The curriculum is designed to prepare the candidate to pursue doctoral studies in related areas to become educators and researchers. Graduates of the program may pursue further advanced degrees in human and family development, including early childhood, adolescence, marriage, and geriatrics.

Q. Can I continue working full time while going through the program?

A. We develop individual plans of study with each student, taking into account your personal circumstances. Except during the summer semester, didactic courses are taught on weekday evenings between 4:55-9:15 p.m. or as a Friday / Saturday weekend class.

Q. How long does it take to finish the program?

A. Anywhere from 2.5 to 3 years; it all depends on how many courses you want to take a semester. Full-time students can complete the program in 2 to 2.5 years.

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