Applied Family & Child Studies (M.S.) - NIU - Family & Child Studies

Family & Child Studies

Applied Family & Child Studies (M.S.)

fcs imageThe M.S. in Applied Family and Child Studies at Northern Illinois University provides professional career enhancement for:

  • Programming and administration in family social services and child development settings in community and government agencies including youth work, gerontological programming, child life programs in hospitals, infant and child care programs, family support services, family life, and parenting education
  • Advanced graduate work and research
  • Secondary and college teaching

Program Characteristics

A program of courses is developed cooperatively by the student and an advisor. In addition to taking the required courses, the student may focus on an individualized area of interest through the selection of courses within and outside the department.

Within the major, there is also the opportunity to specialize in marriage and family therapy.