Family & Consumer Sciences (M.S.) - NIU - School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences


The Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences is intended to serve two general groups:

  1. Bachelor-degreed apparel industry professionals who seek to augment their educational background regarding consumers of apparel and related products (Specialization in Apparel Studies)
  2. Middle and high school educators in family and consumer sciences who wish to maintain their teaching certification while advancing professionally (Specialization in Family and Consumer Sciences Education)

This program will increase a student's ability to use subject matter, research, and communication skills for employment in professional positions in business, education, non-profit organizations, or government. Graduates are prepared to continue their studies in doctoral programs.