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Family & Consumer Sciences Education & Extension, MS

Master the Science of Providing for Yourself and Others

The master's in family and consumer sciences education and extension covers family studies, housing, textiles and clothing, nutrition and food sciences, and management of personal resources. The program places emphasis on teaching and curriculum development, as well as extension.

Degree at a Glance

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*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

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Career Outlook for Graduates

While this degree does not result in a teaching license for public schools, you will develop skills in instruction, program planning, evaluation and research related to research methodology and statistical applications. This degree is recommended to those who will be working in an area of education requiring research in addition to teaching or those seeking a doctorate. Once you earn the degree, there are a variety of careers you can begin, such as social work, healthcare social work, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, and more.

Why Earn a Family & Consumer Science Education & Extension Degree from USU Online

The faculty teaching and running this program have real-world experience in their respective fields, offering perspectives you can't find in a textbook. They are dedicated to the field and work closely with students, even over the internet, to ensure they are qualified and ready for their future careers.

Some of the major topics and courses covered are psychological statistics, research methods, adult education, principles and practices of extension educaiton, and more. Whatever you decide on for a career, you will have a solid base when you graduate to land the job you want.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

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Debra Spielmaker

Debra Spielmaker
Graduate Program Director

(435) 213-5562