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The Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) 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
    • Teaching, Research and Administration
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences
    • Human Nutrition
    • Dietetic Internship (Director, Wanda Eastman, PhD, RD, LD, CDE)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • General Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Graduate Coordinator
M Ann Bock, PhD, RD, LD
abock@nmsu.edu
575-646-1178

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FCSC Degree Requirements

Thesis Plan Requires:

  • Minimum of 30 credits (including 4-6 credits of thesis).
  • One-half of the credits must be from the 500 level.
  • One-half of credits taken must be from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Oral exam on completion of the above requirements.

Non Thesis Plan Requires:

  • Minimum of 32 credits of course work.
  • One-half of the credits must be from above the 500 level.
  • One-half of the credits must come from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Oral AND written examination upon completion of the above requirements.

A minor may be taken in a variety of supporting fields that fit the particular interests of the candidate.

Application Process

The admissions criteria for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) Graduate Program include:

  • Graduate school application (http://prospective.nmsu.edu/graduate/apply/) - Forwarded to Department from Graduate School
  • Official transcripts - Forwarded to Department from Graduate School
  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference
  • Psychometric test results (e.g., GRE (only one accepted for Marriage and Family Therapy program; Dietetic Internship and Family and Consumer Sciences Education); Miller's Analogy; ADA Exam)
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer Session I, II, and Fall -- March 1
    Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) Program -- February 1st
    Dietetic Internship -- February 15
  • Summer Session II and Fall -- June 1
  • Spring -- November 1

Handbooks

Minor

  • AOD Minor
    Interdisciplinary minor in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Ann Bock
W311A Gerald Thomas Hall
Phone: 575-646-1178
Email: abock@nmsu.edu