The Master of Arts degree in Family Studies is a program within the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy and is an advanced educational track in early childhood, human development, interpersonal relations, and family studies. Graduates of the program may enter a variety of non-clinical human services vocations and/or pursue further advanced degrees in human and family development including early childhood, adolescence, marriage and geriatrics.
The Family Studies program focuses on basic developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family system. The curriculum includes instruction in the:
- Conditions that influence human growth and development
- Strategies that promote growth and development across the life span
- Study of family systems
Faculty members maintain national and international recognition in the field through:
- Published works
- Presentations of papers
- Service on numerous professional, state, and national committees
Learn more about obtaining a clinical degree and becoming a marriage and family therapist. Learn more about the program and its admission requirements, courses, and faculty. Have more questions? Read our FAQs or contact us. We hope you'll find the program challenges you intellectually and enriches your life.