Designed to prepare you with the skills to strengthen families through research, service and policy intervention.
Family Studies is an established discipline in the United States and is growing elsewhere in the world. You'll be expected to:
Who should consider this degree program
Program & Courses
Because of the global nature and different hemispheres of consortium members, the word semester or spring, summer, and fall are not used to describe the start or stop period for courses. Academic terms for the program will run:
No holiday breaks will be recognized during the terms.
The program is made up of 7 core courses (24 credits), 15 credits of a combination of courses and other learning experiences to total 36 credits.
Option I Master's Degree:
Option II Master's Degree:
Core CoursesCYAF 837 Families Across the Life Course 3 credit hours
CYAF 844 Family Centered Practice Approaches 3 credit hours
CYAF 884 Foundations in Family Studies 3 credit hours
CYAF 885 Families and Cultural Diversity 3 credit hours
CYAF 886 Strengths and Challenges of Families Across the World 3 credit hours
CYAF 887 International Perspectives On Family Policy 3 credit hours
CYAF 889 Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation 3 credit hours
Application for Graduate Admission$50 non-refundable application processing feeOne set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (seeupload requirements)If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiencyIf you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80 Technological Requirements PC Processor: Core 2 Duo or Equivalent or better Operating System: Windows XP (Home/Professional) or higher Web Conferencing: Web Camera/ Sound Card & Speakers/ Microphone or Headset with Microphone Internet Connection: High-speed DSL or Cable Modem Browser: Windows IE 7.0 or higher/ Firefox 3.0 or higher Anti-Virus: Current & Updated Anti-virus Software : Microsoft Office 2007 or higher Plug-Ins (download) : Java/ Windows Media Player/Acrobat Reader/Flash/Shockwave/Powerpoint Viewer MAC Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or better Operating System: OS 10 X Snow Leopard Web Conferencing: Web Camera/ Sound Card & Speakers/ Microphone or Headset with Microphone Internet Connection: High-speed DSL or Cable Modem Browser: Windows IE 7.0 or higher/ Firefox 3.0 or higher/ Safari 3.0 or higher Anti-Virus: Current & Updated Anti-virus Software : Microsoft Office 2007 or higher Plug-Ins (download) : Quicktime
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913. The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for coordinating University efforts to prepare for the accrediting agencys periodic site visits and reviews. The university last underwent a comprehensive self-study and site visit during the 2006-07 academic year. The next comprehensive evaluation will be in 2016-17.
UNLs Statement of Affiliation Status (confirmation of accreditation) can be accessed on the Higher Learning Commissions website.