University of Southern Mississippi

Department of Child and Family Studies

Child and Family Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Child and Family Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

The mission of the Child and Family Studies program is to improve the well-being of individuals and families and strengthen communities through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, the education of professionals, and the provision of research-based programs. The mission is supported by a conceptual framework based on systems theory. Our programs teach students to apply a holistic approach to meet the needs and enhance the lives of children and their families.


The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern A

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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