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Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Programs

The Department of Human Sciences has three graduate programs – Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with Licensure, and the Dietetic Internship program. The two M.S. degree programs, each require 36 semester hours including thesis or project. The first degree program leads to teaching certification at the graduate level. Persons not pursuing state licensure should follow the second program of study and should concentrate in one of four areas of specialization: textiles and apparel, foods and nutrition, human development and family studies, or health promotion and human services. All graduate majors are expected to hold membership in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). A writing sample is required with each application for admission.

Course Requirements for the M. S. in Family and Consumer Sciences:

Professional Core (15 hours)

FCSG 5200 Research Techniques

FCSG 5300 Curriculum & Program Planning

FCSC 5700 Evaluation Techniques

Cognate Core (9 hours)

Select 9 hours of electives from another graduate program at NCCU that complement your master’s program of study.

Concentration (Select 12 credit hours)

FCSG 5000 Adult Education

FCSG 5100 Management Principles and Theories

FCSG 5110 Work Simplification

FCSG 5120 Social-Psychological Factors Related to Textiles and Apparel

FCSG 5130 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

FCSG 5140 Special Problem in Dietetics

FCSG 5150 Principles of Leadership and Supervision

FCSG 5160 Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy

FCSG 5200 Research Techniques

FCSG 5210 Clothing Through the Life Cycle

FCSG 5300 Curriculum and Program Planning

FCSG 5310 Merchandising Finance

FCSG 5320 Recent Developments in Textiles and Apparel

FCSG 5330 Introduction to Epidemiology

FCSG 5400 Child and Family Studies

FCSG 5410 The Sociology of the Child in the Family

FCSG 5420 Introduction to Biostatistics

FCSG 5430 Human Growth and Development

FCSG 5500 Diversity and Transition in Family Structures

FCSG 5510 Seminar in Human Sciences

FCSG 5520 Nutrition and Family Health

FCSG 5600 Advanced Nutrition

FCSG 5610 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

FCSG 5620 Materials and Methods in Apparel and Textiles

FCSG 5630 Sports Nutrition

FCSG 5620 Materials and Methods in Apparel and Textiles

FCSG 5700 Evaluation Techniques

FCSG 5710 Interior Furnishings

FCSG 5720 Current Trends in Nutrition

FCSG 5730 Nutrition Education for Preschool and K-12 Teachers and Health Providers

FCSG 5800 Research in Foods and Nutrition

FCSG 5820 The Adult Years and Aging

FCSG 5830 Special Problems in Human Sciences

Statistics Requirement (3 hours)

EDGR 5910 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Education (3)

EDGR 5915 Statistics Applied to Educational Measurement (3)

Thesis (3 hours)

FCSG 5900 Thesis (3)

Other Program Requirements

Master’s Comprehensive Written Exam

Oral Thesis Defense

Thesis Seminar Presentation

Graduate Faculty

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Darlene M. Eberhardt-Burke

Associate Professor

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Esther C. Okeiyi

Chair, Professor & Program Director

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Debra O. Parker

Dean / Professor

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