New Mexico State University

The Graduate School

Family and Consumer Sciences


Box 30001, MSC 4500

Las Cruces, NM 88003

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The candidate for the master's degree should have an undergraduate degree in a field related to the intended area of specialization. The admissions criteria for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Program are the same as for admission to the Graduate School. Letters of reference, GRE scores, and other admissions material are required for certain emphases. The Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences can be obtained with an emphasis in one of the following areas: hotel, restaurant and tourism management, clothing, textiles and fashion merchandising; family and child science, human nutrition and food science; family and consumer sciences education; or general family and consumer science. A minor may be taken in a variety of supporting fields that fit the particular interests of the candidate. A minimum of 30 credits (including 4-6 credits of thesis) is required under the thesis plan and is the recommended program for most students. A nonthesis plan is available. It requires a minimum of 32 credits of course work with a written comprehensive examination. Both plans require a final oral examination.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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