A Master's degree in family social science will prepare you for a variety of careers in academia, clinical administration and leadership, policy-related firms, government agencies, independent research institutions, school systems, and social service or health care organizations.
What students have said in the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey
Master's degree students who said their analytical and critical thinking skills had developed to a large or very large extent.
The Master's in family social science program offers you two options:
- Completing a capstone thesis (Plan A) that prepares students for an advanced degree. For more information view the capstone thesis checklist [PDF].
- Completing a capstone project (Plan B) that is designed for students planning to do applied research. For more information view the capstone project checklist [PDF].
- MA applications are due March 1, 2024 for fall 2024 admission
The number of graduate applicants admitted into the program varies from year to year.
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Financing your education
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More information regarding assistantships and benefits can be found on the Office of Human Resources website.