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M.A. in Family Science

Program Overview

Enhance Your Ability to Advocate for Families

Maintain healthy families with CSP’s master’s in family science. You’ll be prepared for advancement in community, social, and human services, as well as other areas including mental health, education, policy, and business.

Maintain healthy families with CSP’s master’s in family science. You’ll be prepared for advancement in community, social, and human services, as well as other areas including mental health, education, policy, and business.

Fast Facts

6

semesters, depending on transfer credits

36

total credit hours

$395

per credit hour

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Help Families Maintain Healthy Relationships

Using a primarily preventative approach, the master’s in family science prepares you to address the skills and knowledge needed for healthy functioning families: strong communication skills, knowledge of typical human development, good decision-making skills, and positive self-esteem. You’ll also explore the broad principles and philosophy of family life education, including the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs while you establish leadership within the field.

The master’s in family science degree offers both certified and non-certified tracks. When you graduate from the certified track, you’ll earn the international designation of Certified Family Life Educator without taking the certification exam. Coursework is endorsed by the National Council of Family Relations.

Licensure Disclosure

Concordia University’s online M.A. in Family Science program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Graduates earn the international designation of Certified Family Life Educator. Students can choose between a certified or non-certified track, but must do so before the third course in the Family Science degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, CFLE Track students will be provisionally certified as Family Life Educators. Non-CFLE students are eligible to sit for the national exam to gain provisional certification. Provisional certification is available to applicants who have completed the program, but who have not yet earned enough work experience hours in Family Life Education to qualify for full-certification status (1600 hours).

Curriculum

The master’s in family science is 36 credit hours. You’ll study families in society, systemic dynamics of families, family decision making, intimate relationships, human growth, and parent education. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad with an (optional) international travel course that provides first-hand experience to your learning.

Curriculum

Program Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

95%

95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul.

44%

CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average, according to the graduate earning data source at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.

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Admissions Requirements

To apply for the family science degree online from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The master’s in family science degree online program from CSP costs $395 per credit hour. You can transfer a maximum of half the program’s credit hours, bringing your total tuition as low as $7,110. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are also available to make your education even more affordable.

Faculty

You’ll have support from expert faculty members at CSP, who will be there to answer your questions and guide you throughout your master’s in family science. It’s yet another way that the online format mimics the experience of studying at campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

Online programs from Concordia University, St. Paul are designed for your busy lifestyle. You can study at your convenience while taking advantage of synchronous or asynchronous coursework. With our flexible online framework, you’ll get to know your peers and faculty while engaging in unique assignments and activities. Explore the various ways that you will receive support through every stage of the online learning experience, and discover tips about how to maximize your resources.

Online Experience

Financial Aid

In addition to financing your online education with federal student aid and private loans, CSP offers online students a tuition discount (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor and tuition planner will help you apply for financial aid.

Tuition & Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of Concordia’s online programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

Yes, you can transfer up to 50 percent of the program’s credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

To apply, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admissions Requirements page for more information.

While not accredited, Concordia University’s online M.A. in Family Science program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). This enables graduates to earn the title of Certified Family Life Educator without sitting for a certifying exam.

The M.A. in Family Science includes 36 credit hours.

This program is offered fully online from Concordia University, St. Paul.

Concordia University’s online M.A. in Family Science program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Graduates earn the international designation of Certified Family Life Educator. Students can choose between a certified or non-certified track, but must do so before the third course in the Family Science degree program. Upon successful completion of the program, CFLE Track students will be provisionally certified as Family Life Educators. Non-CFLE students are eligible to sit for the national exam to gain provisional certification. Provisional certification is available to applicants who have completed the program, but who have not yet earned enough work experience hours in Family Life Education to qualify for full-certification status (1600 hours).

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Sources

  1. Social and Community Service Managers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  2. Marriage and Family Therapists. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/marriage-and-family-therapists.htm. Retrieved 11 May 2020.