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Are you interested in working with families in diverse settings? Are you willing to learn and apply the skills necessary to promote quality of life and to serve as an effective advocate for families across their lifespans? If so, the online Child and Family Sciences Masters program from The University of Southern Mississippi is for you!

Our Online Child and Family Sciences Masters degree is now offered fully online. The discipline of Child and Family Sciences is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the family in relation to the self and society. It includes academic research, family life education, early childhood development, human and social services, child development, and public health. Ultimately, Child and Family professionals are dedicated to promoting a better quality of life for all families. For additional information about this program, see the FAQ.

This is designed for working professionals who struggle to fit traditional classroom learning into their busy schedules. This convenient and affordable online degree will advance and improve the careers of professionals who already create positive changes in organizations, agencies, and educational settings. Join Online at Southern Miss – your life, plus college.

Looking for an undergraduate degree first? Check out our fully online Child and Family Sciences BS here!

Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree.

Your future starts at Southern Miss!

The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). That means you can expect a program with the highest standards and quality.

The Graduate School will be authorizing standardized test waivers to applicants to the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 terms.

Your Future

Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree:
  • Certified Family Life Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Preschool Teacher/Director
  • Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Sexual Health Educator
  • Foster Care Coordinator
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School Educator
  • Nonprofit Program Manager
  • Family Program Administrator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • College Instructor
  • Resource Specialist
  • Developmental Play Specialist
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