Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences!
This page is intended to acquaint you with our graduate education programs in Family
and Consumer Sciences. Here is where we can help you commit to your decision to apply
to our graduate program. The guidelines here explain current policies and specific
requirements and provide a suggested timeline to help keep you on track. Please read
this page carefully as you plan your application.
The M.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences degree program offers emphases in 3 areas:
The Design, Merchandising and Textiles (DMT) graduate program emphasizes the study of historic clothing and textiles, merchandising
of textile and apparel products, and various aspects of apparel design, including
both artistic and functional design options.
The Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) graduate program emphasis is designed for professionals currently working in human
services fields who would like further education.
The Human Nutrition and Food Science (HNFS) graduate program emphasis allows students to pursue studies in areas such as human
nutrition and metabolism, food product development, community nutrition, food microbiology,
sports nutrition, and disease prevention.
Family and Consumer Sciences also partners with the Department of Animal Science to
offer a joint Master of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences does not offer a Doctoral program,
but shares two interdisciplinary programs at the University of Wyoming: in Biomedical
Sciences and Neuroscience.
Application packets for Fall 2024 entry are due no later than March 1. Applications may be considered throughout the year if space in a program area is
Applicants may also be considered for a graduate assistantship if selected by our
program--selection for department-funded assistantships is highly competitive. Faculty
in each program area review the applications for their program area, and while it
is NOT REQUIRED to identify a particular faculty member upon the application process,
priority consideration is given to applicants who meet or exceed admission requirements
and possess research interests that parallel those of the faculty.
Applicants will also be evaluated based on their fit with the identified faculty member
and whether the identified faculty member is currently accepting graduate students.
Admission requirements include:
To apply please complete the Online Application and submit the following:
Please note that we cannot grant Application Fee waivers.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
The majority of accepted students’ coursework will be in their designated 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. The objective of our graduate programs
is to prepare students to:
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