Why study Family and Community Services online through OSU?
The Family and Community Services master’s degree will provide you with a well-rounded
curriculum focused on understanding family and community dynamics, delivering quality
services and managing programs. Our graduates work in a variety of settings, such as family advocacy programs, child development centers,
county extension offices, non-profit agencies and more. You can enjoy a flexible schedule to accommodate your busy lifestyle while completing
a master’s degree from a top-tier university with courses taught by outstanding graduate
The 36-hour master’s program is offered 100-percent online and can be completed at
your desired pace. Courses are semester-based and coursework must be completed to
meet assignment deadlines. Typically, students complete the master's program in three
years, taking one or two courses a semester.
The curriculum includes student learning outcomes including: designing and delivering
quality community programming; empowering families during times of transition or stress;
cultivating strengths of individuals and families; recognizing the role of diversity
in family and community dynamics; and understanding the unique strengths and challenges
of military life.