Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Human Services and Consumer Sciences Plan B. (Non-Thesis Option), Master of Science

Plan B. Master of Science (Non-Thesis)

This plan is designed to provide instructional enhancement to meet the needs of prospective and in-service teachers, practitioners, professionals, career students and others who wish to supplement their undergraduate education in human services and consumer sciences. It provides a non-thesis option.

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: 115
Total Hours30

Core Curriculum Requirements

HSCS 510Intro Grad Stud Hum Ser Con3
HSCS 511Ind Study3
or HSCS 512 Sur Res Human Ser & Con Sci
HSCS 534Rdgs Areas Spec Hum Ser Con Sc3
HSCS 760Research Probs Hum Ser Con Sci3
One other optional HSCS 500 or 600 level course3
Total Hours15

Concentrations

Select one of the following concentrations below:1

Child & Family Development

CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
CFDV XXX3
Total Hours15

Human Services & Consumer Sciences

HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
HSCS XXX3
Total Hours15

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