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Graduate Certificate in Family & Consumer Sciences

Develop a deeper understanding of culturally relevant and current topics that impact individual- and family life. The Online Graduate Certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences will provide you with the knowledge and skills to address contemporary issues among diverse families, communities, and work environments. The graduate certificate is ideal for individuals seeking advanced coursework and/or additional training to complement their existing program of study toward a community-based professional career.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
07/26/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2024

Application Due Date:
12/08/2023
Start Date:
01/08/2024

Summer 2024

Application Due Date:
04/13/2024
Start Date:
05/13/2024

Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $737.00

Format

Fully Online

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Graduate Certificate in Family & Consumer Sciences overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
12

What You'll Learn

Overview

Acquire critical-thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments. 

The Family and Consumer Sciences graduate certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to positively impact the quality of individual and family life. The coursework provides students with the ability to amplify critical-thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments. Program graduates will enhance capacity-building skills that empower individuals and families to thrive in an ever-changing society.

The 12-hour certificate is available to graduate students, as well as to practicing professionals and may be taken as a stand-alone program or as a part of a graduate degree program. The Family and Consumer Sciences graduate certificate is designed to partially meet the elective concentration component of the MS in Science Translation and Outreach.

Course Examples

  • FCS 600 Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • FCS 610 Media Technology, Families, and Society
  • FCS 620 Working with Diverse Families in Culturally Sensitive Contexts
  • One (1) elective course
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Standard graduate application requirements apply.

  • Personal statement -  This should include information about your experience in this field as well as summarizing your interested in obtaining this Graduate Certificate. 
  • Three letters of recommendation (Only an email address is required. Our system will ask them to upload their letter.) 

Admissions Criteria

Standard graduate admission requirements apply.

Per federal regulations and our State Authorization agreement, view University Refund Policies here

Program Contact

Joann Lianekhammy
Director of Graduate Studies Assistant

Deadlines

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
07/26/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2024

Application Due Date:
12/08/2023
Start Date:
01/08/2024

Summer 2024

Application Due Date:
04/13/2024
Start Date:
05/13/2024

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

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Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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