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

Program Details

MSU, along with partners of the Great Plains IDEA, offers this online MS in Family Community Services.  Whether you want to expand your professional skills or continue your education to serve others within your community, this degree can help you advance your career.  It offers you the flexibility to learn remotely, 100% online in an asynchronous environment.  As an advanced degree that will support careers in:  counseling, nonprofits, child development centers, military services, county and state agencies and more.  You’ll gain insight into family and community dynamics, helping individuals and families strengthen.  Curriculum and electives likely include:

  • Principles and Strategies of Community Change
  • Community and Natural Resource Management
  • Evaluation of Organizations and Programs
  • Grantwriting

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Michigan State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Michigan State University is accredited by: The Broad College of Business at MSU has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953. AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals