Family and Community Services

The online Family and Community Services Master's degree is a collaborative, multi-institutional master's degree program in family and community services. This degree will prepare you to manage programs and deliver quality services to families and individuals across the lifespan.

This program is part of Great Plains IDEA (GP IDEA) and draws on the expertise of award-winning graduate faculty and graduate courses from land-grant universities - Kansas State University, Michigan State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oklahoma State University, and South Dakota State University.

Master's Degree Program Requirements

The graduate program consists of 36 credit hours taken completely online. The courses are offered on a rotating basis, with all courses offered at least once every other year (i.e., fall, spring, and summer). Students typically finish in two to three years, taking one or two courses each semester. The final semester in the program includes a capstone course that allows students to integrate and apply coursework to real-life experiences.

Courses offered within the program include:

  • Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Services
  • Family Resource Management
  • Family Dynamics
  • Lifespan Development
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Resilience in Families
  • Program Administration and Management
  • Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation
  • Parenting Education
  • Crises Across the Lifespan
  • Capstone

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Benefits of a Master's Degree from GP IDEA at K-State

K-State is a member of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP IDEA) which is a consortium of renowned public universities from across the United States, offering online, flexible, and affordable degree and certificate programs.

Learn more about the online Family and Community Services Master's Degree Program offered through GP IDEA.

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