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Master of Science in Family & Community Services (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

Kansas State University’s master’s degree in family and community services allows students to better understand families and the management and delivery of services to them in a community context. In this 36-credit-hour graduate program, students will gain a research-based perspectivethat will allow them to understand individual, family, interpersonal and community dynamics while gaining essential skills in leadership, management and the implementation of family and community service programs. The program is available through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a partnership of public universities providing access to the best educational opportunities by collaboratively developing and delivering high quality, online academic programs.

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Family & Community Services program is offered through:

  • Kansas State University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Missouri
  • Oklahoma State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 minimum GPA on last 60 credits
  • Admission to K-State Graduate School

Accreditation & Licensing

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