Master of Arts in Human Development & Family Science / Family & Community Services (Great Plains IDEA)
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

University of Missouri's Master’s degree in Family & Community Services allows students to better understand families and the management and delivery of services to them in a community context.

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.

Participating schools include:

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


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

School Accreditation Statement

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