Family Studies & Social Work
Miami’s Department of Family Studies and Social Work offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Family and Child Studies. The program requires 36 credit hours and is designed to be completed in two years. A thesis is required.
Our program meets the growing demand for qualified professionals to serve the needs of families within a complex, changing, and global society. Students are prepared for careers in a variety of settings (community, educational, social service, government, and business) or for pursuing a doctorate in family studies or related field. This is not a therapy, counseling, or social work program; however, certification as a Family Life Educator is an option.
GREATER MIAMI VALLEY JOINT MSW PROGRAM
Miami University and Wright State University
Please click here for application and instructions on to apply.
Please click here for MASW Collaborative Fact Sheet.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED AT MIAMI UNIVERSITY UNTIL MARCH 31, 2013.
What you can expect:
- Close interaction with faculty
- Core courses that provide a strong foundation in theory and methodologies
- A required field experience (internship) that focuses on your professional development.
For more information about the FSW master’s degree, go to the Graduate Bulletin’s description of the program.
Please note that the FSW master’s degree curriculum is in the process of being revised.
Combined BS/M.Ed. Program
Bachelors of Science: Family Studies (66 credit hours)
& Master of Education in Educational Psychology
Emphasis: Development, Learning, and Family Studies (30 credit hours)
Program Description (http://www.units.muohio.edu/eap/EDP/graduatePrograms/MEdinEDPCombined.html)
The five-year, combined degree program combines course work from the Bachelor of Science in Family Studies (B.S.) with the terminal Masters of Education in Educational Psychology option in Human Development, Learning, and Family Studies (M.Ed.).
- 9 hours of 500/600 level courses can be double counted toward the B.S. and M.Ed.
- This combined program thus allows for the completion of both programs, what would typically take about six years of study, into five or fewer years.
- Undergraduates must be Family Studies majors.
- . Students can declare their interest in the combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they apply for undergraduate admission.
- In order to ensure timely completion of the program, candidates should apply for full admission by the end of the first semester junior year, but students in their senior year may also apply.
- At the time of application for full admission, candidates should have completed all Miami Plan foundation courses toward the B.S. degree.
- Candidates may officially apply for full admission upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater.
- To advance to the fifth (graduate) academic year, candidates must complete all requirements for the B.S. degree in Family Studies by the end of the senior year, while maintaining an overall and cumulative GPA in Family Studies of 3.25.
Prior to applying, prospective students must schedule an advising meeting with Dr. Elise Radina (radiname@MiamiOH.edu) and Dr. Doris Bergen (bergend@MiamiOH.edu). Students should complete the graduate application and submit three letters of recommendation, official Miami transcripts, and a statement of professional interest to the departments by March 1st. Contact the Department of Educational Psychology office in 201 McGuffey Hall for more information.
Assistantships are not available to students pursuing the master’s degree in this combined degree program. Part-time students will not be accepted to this program. Regular time-limits for completing the master’s degree apply to students in a combined program (see the Graduate School Handbook at http://www.miami.muohio.edu/graduate-studies/index.html for more information).
Family, School and Community Connections
- The Department of Family Studies and Social Work in conjunction with the Department of Educational Leadership offers a four-course Graduate Certificate in Family, School and Community Connections.
- The interdisciplinary program promotes family enagement in schools and community organizations as a strategy to achieve specific outcomes.
- It meets the needs of students to expand their knowledge and skills in community and relationship building while providing flexibility to practitioners.
For detailed information, go here.