Family and Child Studies, M.A.
Degree Program: Family and Child Studies
Department: Individual, Family, and Community Education
Program: Family and Child Studies
- Family Life Education
- Human Development and Family Relations
- Early Childhood Studies
Description: The Master’s Degree in Family and Child Studies may be pursued in one of the three following concentrations: Family Life Education, Human Development and Family Relations and Early Childhood Studies. Students completing the Master’s Degree in Family Life Education will be eligible to apply for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certificate from the National Council on Family Relations. The program offers flexibility in developing programs of study that meet students’ interests. Acceptance into the program is based on ratings of several factors including scholarship, academic background (especially in the social/behavioral sciences), work experience, letters of recommendation, a personal statement and multicultural experience. Students from academic backgrounds other than family and child studies are strongly encouraged to apply. The Master’s degree in Family and Child Studies consists of 33 semester hours.
Family and Child Studies Career Opportunities
Behavior Management Specialist
Hospital Child life Specialist
Foster Care Case Manager
Social Services Program Coordinator
Family service providers
Administrators of child and family service programs
Administrators of policy and advocacy groups and agencies
Federal/State Government Agencies
Homeless Shelters (Healthcare for the Homeless)
Residential Care Facilities
Policy and advocacy organizations
Home Visiting Programs
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Our program has determined it meets professional licensure requirements in the state of New Mexico. It has not determined it meets professional licensure requirements in any other state.