Master of Science in Early Childhood & Family Development
Missouri State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Early Childhood and Family Development program is for students who are looking to finish a degree related to early childhood education and family studies.  Graduates further their careers in job settings such as child care, public and private schools, higher education, government agencies, non-profits, social agencies, and private businesses.  Courses are flexible, with each student able to choose one-third of the courses they take to match their backgrounds and interests.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 for courses taken in the last 60 hours of course work in the undergraduate program (students who do not meet the GPA requirement must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE))
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Letter of intent
  • Two letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

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