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The Master of Science degree in child development and family relations requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. Students take core courses in child and family theory, research and statistics, human development across the life span, and program development and evaluation. Students choose an area of specialization and work with advisers to plan this specialization. the specialization will include coursework and a culminating project that may be a research project, a thesis, or other scholarly assignment. Students lacking in practical work and professional experience may choose to complete a practicum or internship in the area of specialization.
    • The program of study includes:
      • 15-semester hours of core courses:
        • CDFR 6401 family theories and issues
        • CDFR 6402 theories of Child Development
        • CDFR 6404 human Development within the family, part i
        • CDFR 6406 human Development within the family, part ii
        • CDFR 6420 program planning and evaluation for Child and family Services
      • 6-semester hours of research skill courses:
        • CDFR 7007 Statistics in Child and family Studies
        • CDFR 7400 research Methods in Child and family Studies
      • 9-semester hours of specialization courses
        • The MS in CDFR program is unique in the way that it allows students the flexibility of taking advantage of the diverse CDFR content courses available, while taking elective courses outside of the department. this flexibility empowers students to customize their coursework schedule so that it meets their knowledge and skill building expectations for their career goals.
      • 6-semester hours - research project or thesis

The department will verify student completion of degree requirements and internship settings for students seeking child life certification from the Child life Council; family life education certification from the national Council on family relations; and the infant-toddler-family certification for early intervention from the North Carolina Department of Health and human resources.

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