Family and Consumer Sciences - Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences can be obtained with an emphasis in one of the following areas:

  • clothing, textiles and fashion merchandising;
  • family and child science (marriage and family therapy emphasis or teaching and research emphasis);
  • family and consumer sciences education;
  • food science and technology;
  • general family and consumer sciences'
  • hotel, restaurant and tourism management;
  • human nutrition and dietetic sciences (dietetic internship emphasis or human nutrition emphasis)

*A minimum of 44 credits with a written comprehensive examination is required for the dietetic internship emphasis under the non-thesis plan; additional 4 credits of the thesis is required under a thesis plan for dietetic internship emphasis for a total of 48 credits.

A minor may be taken in a variety of supporting fields that fit the particular interests of the candidate. A minimum of 30 credits (including 4-6 credits of thesis) is required under the thesis plan and is the recommended program for most students. A non-thesis plan is available that requires a minimum of 32 credits of course work with a written comprehensive examination. Both plans require a final oral examination.

Students will take 3 credits of statistics and 3 credits of research methodology at the graduate level. Students may be required to take a graduate-level technical writing course based on demonstrated writing ability in initial graduate courses. Students who do not have degrees related to their intended areas of specialization may be required to do some leveling work. Prior to the completion of 12 credits, a program advisory committee will be established to determine, with the student, the courses that will be taken for the degree work.

Emphasis: Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.

Emphasis: Family and Child Science Research

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Emphasis: Family and Consumer Sciences Education

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Emphasis: Food Science and Technology

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.

Emphasis: General Family and Consumer Sciences

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.

Emphasis: Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.

Emphasis: Dietetic Internship

Prefix Title Credits
Non-Thesis Option (44 credits):
NUTR 5150Orientation to Dietetic Internship3
AXED 571Data Collection and Analysis (*or other Statistics course to fulfill MS requirement)3
AXED 556Research Methods3
NUTR 5610Dietetic Intern Seminar2
NUTR 5630Community Nutrition for Dietetic Interns3
NUTR 5650Foodservice Management for Dietetic Interns3
NUTR 5670Nutrition Care Process for Dietetic Interns3
NUTR 5620Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice in Community Nutrition1-8
NUTR 5640DI SUP PRACT FS MGT1-5
NUTR 5660Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice in Clinical Dietetics1-8
NUTR 5680Review Course for National RD Exam3
THESIS OPTION (49 credits):
NUTR 5150Orientation to Dietetic Internship3
AXED 571Data Collection and Analysis (*or other Statistics course to fulfill MS requirement)3
AXED 556Research Methods (*or other Research Methods course to fulfill MS requirement)3
NUTR 5610Dietetic Intern Seminar2
NUTR 5630Community Nutrition for Dietetic Interns3
NUTR 5650Foodservice Management for Dietetic Interns3
NUTR 5670Nutrition Care Process for Dietetic Interns3
NUTR 5620Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice in Community Nutrition1-8
NUTR 5640DI SUP PRACT FS MGT1-5
NUTR 5660Dietetic Internship: Supervised Practice in Clinical Dietetics1-8
NUTR 5680Review Course for National RD Exam3
FCSC 599Master's Thesis4
Total Credits56-92

Emphasis: Human Nutrition

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.

Emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.

Emphasis: Teaching and Research

For detailed information about the requirements for this program please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit their website.