Graduate Programs

 

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

  • Fashion Merchandising & Design
  • Human Development and Family Science
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Teaching, Research, and Administration
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences
    • Human Nutrition
    • Dietetic Internship - (Director, Gaby Phillips, MS, RD, LD)
  • Food Science and Technology
  • General Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Graduate Coordinator
Kourtney Vaillancourt, PhD, LMFT
kvaillan@nmsu.edu
575-646-3383

  • Combined Masters Degree and Dietetic Internship
    Our program combines the dietetic internship with a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences. Upon successful completion of the Combined Master's Degree + Dietetic Internship, the student qualifies to take the registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD/RDN).
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Program
    Our program combines a Masters of Science (MS) program in to the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program. Here we train students to provide quality clinical services in the field of marriage and family therapy. Specific to this goal, the MFT masters program works to educate culturally competent and social justice-minded MFT clinicians prepared to meet the needs of diverse populations in New Mexico and nationally.
  • Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
    The Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management combines both coursework and research to expand the student’s knowledge, abilities, and problem-solving skills. Students begin the program by learning about the current trends in a wide range of hotel, restaurant and tourism academic research areas. Students also take graduate classes that apply to their chosen area of specialization.

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 - 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

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