Master of Science in Family, Youth & Community Science
University of Florida

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences is an online human services degree.  This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working place-bound professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.  Students have two options: 

  • Thesis track 
  • Non-Thesis track

Some of the courses students will take through both options span the topics of Scientific Reasoning and Research Design, Advanced Research Methods for Social Sciences, Theories of Youth and Family Development, and Theories of Community. In addition to the required core curriculum, students have the freedom to choose a substantial number of elective courses tailored to their personal interests and professional goals.


  • A bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0
  • GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges