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- Out of State Tuition Per Credit
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The online Child, Youth& Family Studies masters degree with specialization in Family and Community Services focuses on the development and implementation of public, private, and voluntary support service for individuals, families, and localities. The onlineprogram prepares individuals to function in a variety of occupations promoting family life and family/community development. Students in this program will also enhance their skills as human service professionals worldwide.
- A research-based perspective to understand individual, family, interpersonal and community dynamics across the lifespan
- Knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of family and community service programs
- Essential knowledge and skills for leadership and management of family and community service programs
- Knowledge of impact of diversity in delivery of family and community services in a global society context
- A commitment to practicing professional and ethical responsibility
Careers in Family and Community Services:
- County extension offices
- Military and veterans support services
- Family advocacy programs and nonprofit organizations
- Child development centers
- Consumer credit counseling services
- Emergency shelters and crisis centers
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
Rochelle Dalla is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Human Trafficking (JHT), an international journal devoted to the dissemination of scholarship on all issues related to trafficking in persons—from prevention and intervention, to protection, prosecution and partnership. Her professional interests center on marginalized female populations and her research is aimed at providing these women voice as well as visibility.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
2.50 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Taken the TOEFL or IELTS
(Only required if English is not your native language)
A written personal statement
Statement of Professional Goals and Resume
3 letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
- Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
- Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
- Apply and be admitted to the department
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
Course Number: CYAF 827
Human development from both lifespan and bio-ecological perspectives focusing on major theories of development and current research on micro-macro relationship.
Course Number: CYAF 838
An examination of theories, models, research, and skills related to parenting and parent education.
|Resilience in Families||3|
Course Number: CYAF 849
Exploration of resilience approaches to the study of families and human development across the life cycle.
|Crises Across the Lifespan||3|
Course Number: CYAF 853
The purpose of this course is to provide students with resources related to managing stress and coping with crises across the lifespan that can be utilized in both their own lives and the lives of those families they serve. Students will be introduced to the bio-psychosocial nature of stress; methods of coping with stress, anxiety, and conflict; models of effective family functioning in the presence of stress and crises; and the current literature on how families cope with a variety of life transitions and crises.
Course Number: CYAF 854
An examination of theories of family function and dysfunction, techniques of assessment, and models of family intervention.
|Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Service||3|
Course Number: CYAF 856
An introduction to the field of family studies and related professions that involve working with families and communities.
|Family Resource Management||3|
Course Number: CYAF 857
Survey of current personal finance and family resource management literature to provide an overview of current consumer finance research from multiple perspectives.
Course Number: CYAF 859
In-depth examination of interpersonal relationships, including theoretical perspectives, research methods, relationship forms, relationship processes, and how context affects relationships.
|Administration and Program Management||3|
Course Number: CYAF 869
Introduction to the development, administration and management of youth-serving organizations.
|Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation||3|
Course Number: CYAF 873
This course is an overview of the program development process and outcome evaluation of community, children, and family programs. Modes of outcome scholarship and their implications for community-based programs are discussed. Students will develop knowledge through participating in a community-based project involving the practical application of program design and evaluation methods.
Cost for Nebraska Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $580.00
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1740.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $580.00
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1740.00
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What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.