Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Human Services and Consumer Sciences Plan A. (Thesis Option), Master of Science

Plan A. Master of Science (Thesis)

This plan is designed to provide instruction to prospective and in-service teachers, practitioners, professional career students and others who wish to supplement their undergraduate education and expand their research capabilities  in Human Services and Consumer Sciences through  additional  study at the graduate  level.  Students desirous  of pursuing an advanced degree beyond the master’s level are especially encouraged to consider this plan.

Admission Requirements

Admission status (conditional or unconditional state) to any of the graduate degree tracks in the HSCS Department is dependent upon one’s meeting the general Graduate School admission requirements and having the  requisite undergraduate courses that provide the necessary background for success in the selected HSCS discipline. Students admitted to the HSCS graduate program are expected to follow a degree plan (specific to their chosen specialization focus) developed in collaboration with a department graduate advisor.

HSCS graduate students entering the graduate program during the fall semester must register for HSCS 510 Intro Grad Stud Hum Ser Con and ENG 501 Grad Prof Writing (if their GRE verbal score is less than 3.5) and/or a specialization course. Those entering during the spring semester are advised to enroll in ENG 501 Grad Prof Writing (if their GRE verbal score is less than 3.5) and a specialization course and enroll in HSCS 510 Intro Grad Stud Hum Ser Con during the fall semester.

The Master of Science degree in Human Services and Consumer Sciences allows students the option of concentrating in one of two focus areas: Child and Family Development or Human Services and Consumer Sciences Comprehensive. The program further provides the option of selecting two plans: Plan A, which requires  30 semester credits and an acceptable thesis; or Plan B, which requires 30 semester credits and an acceptable research project or mini thesis. Both plans are explained under Degree Requirements.

SUMMARY

Core Curriculum15
Select one of the following Concentrations: 112
Thesis3
Total Hours30
1

Human Services and Consumer Sciences majors must complete at least 6 hours in each of 2 fields.

One 400 level course may be substituted for 3 semester credit hours of graduate credit in concentration block.

Core Curriculum Requirements

HSCS 510Intro Grad Stud Hum Ser Con3
HSCS 512Sur Res Human Ser & Con Sci3
or HSCS 511 Ind Study
HSCS 534Rdgs Areas Spec Hum Ser Con Sc3
HSCS 536Special Topics in HSCS3
HSCS 760Research Probs Hum Ser Con Sci3
Total Hours15

Concentrations

Select one of the following concentrations below:

Child & Family Development

CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
Total Hours12

Human Services & Consumer Sciences

HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
Total Hours12

1

Human Services and Consumer Sciences majors must complete at least 6 hours in each of 2 fields

One 400 level course may be substituted for 3 semester credit hours of graduate credit in specialization block

Concentration 500 level; Concentration 600 level

  1. At least 12 semester credit hours in one of the following fields:
    1. Child and Family Development
    2. Human Services and Consumer Sciences
  2. Human Services and Consumer Sciences majors must complete at least 6 hours in each of 2 fields
  3. One 400 level course may be substituted for 3 semester credit hours of graduate credit in concentration block

Thesis

HSCS 762Thesis Writing3
Total Hours3