Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
Family & Consumer Sciences
|Professors:||Thomas Chibucos, Ph.D.; Sally Kilmer, Ph.D.; Molly Laflin, Ph.D.|
|Associate Professors:||Diane Frey, Ph.D.; Dawn Hentges, Ph.D.; Jean Hines, Ph.D.; Stephen Horowitz, Ph.D.; M. Sue Houston, Ph.D.; Younghee Kim, Ph.D.; Rebecca Pobocik, Ph.D.; Joy Potthoff, Ed.D.; Nancy Stockall, Ph.D.; Julian Williford, Jr., Ph.D.|
|Assistant Professors:||Ruben Viramontez Anguiano, Ph.D.; Karen Callen, Ph.D.; Priscilla Coleman, Ph.D.; Jean Gerard, Ph.D.; Jacqueline Guzell, Ph.D.; Laura Landry-Meyer, Ph.D.; Hyun-Hwa Lee, Ph.D.;Randy Leite, Ph.D.; Susan Peet, Ph.D.; Lubomir Popov, Ph.D.; Ann Stacks, Ph.D.|
The School of Family and Consumer Sciences offers the Master of Family and Consumer Sciences (M.F.C.S.) degree with a specialization in either human development and family studies (HDFS) or food and nutrition (F&N). The program requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completion of the GRE verbal and quantitative tests.
The HDFS graduate program includes course work and study in child and human development, child and family policy, family studies, and the development of collaborative partnerships to serve the needs of children and families. HDFS students also build a specific focus of study based on professional interest (e.g., child development, sexuality, family studies, early childhood education).
The Food and Nutrition (F&N) graduate program provides course work and study in basic nutritional sciences, current topics in food and nutrition sciences, and applied areas such as community/public health nutrition, and clinical/medical nutrition therapy. Supporting course work in a related field such as biology, chemistry, counseling, exercise science, education, and/or epidemiology is designed to meet the student's career interests. Eligible students may choose to complete the master's program in conjunction with a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship program (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/edhd/FCS/di/index.html). The dietetic internship program is granted Initial Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association, 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Il 60606, 312.899.4876.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
A bachelor's degree related to one of the two major fields of specialization or in a related professional area, such as social sciences, dietetics, or biological sciences, is the preferred foundation for graduate work. Additional course work may be required as a condition of admission should there exist deficiencies in undergraduate course work.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs in Family and Consumer Sciences should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this catalog.
Master of Family and Consumer Sciences
The M.F.C.S. degree requires a minimum of 37 semester hours, including three hours each of statistics and research methodology, and six hours of thesis.
Plan I: Candidates under Plan I must complete a formal thesis and pass an oral examination on the thesis. Topics are selected early in the program with advisement from a thesis committee of three graduate faculty members.
Please access graduate courses online at http://webapps.bgsu.edu/courses/search.php. Graduate courses offered by the School of Family and Consumer Sciences use the prefixes: FCS, F&N, and HDFS.