Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
Our graduate programs prepare students to:
- be competent in the content studied.
- be competent in oral and written communication.
- understand roles in a global and multicultural context.
- demonstrate professional behavior.
- be an independent, reflective learner.
- integrate theory, research, and practice.
The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences offers a program of study leading to a Master of Science degree. Students may select an area of emphasis in one of the following options:
- Human Development and Family Sciences
- Human Nutrition and Food
- Textiles, Merchandising and Design (Plan A - thesis or Plan B - project/non-thesis)
The majority of course work will be in the discipline and related areas. All master's degree options require a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework. Each student's appointed committee will assist in formulating a plan of study within these program requirements.
Application packets for fall entry are due no later than March 1. Applications may be considered throughout the year if space in a program area is available.
Admission to our graduate program and selection for department-funded assistantships is highly competitive. The faculty in each specialized area will review the applications for their program. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who meet or exceed admissions requirements and possess research interests that parallel those of the faculty.
Admission requirements include:
- A bachelor's degree based on a four-year curriculum from an accredited four-year institution.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the previous degree.
- A minimum combined score on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GRE of 900.
- For international students whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 76 or an official IELTS score of 6.0.
- International students must also provide evidence of adequate financial resources.
To apply please complete the Online Application and submit the following documents to the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences:
- A statement of intent including: (1) your prior work related experience, (2) your future goals related to the program you are applying to, and (3) why this degree may help you.
- A brief resume or curriculum vitae.
- Three letters of recommendation.
Please submit application packets or direct questions to:
Family and Consumer Sciences
1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3354
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-5686 (FAX)
General Graduate Program Information