Family and Consumer Sciences


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Ph.D. Offered: None

Master's Offered: Master of Family & Consumer Sciences (M.F.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Family & Consumer Sciences (M.F.S.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Hospitality Management (M.F.S.); Apparel Merchandising and Design (M.F.S.); Youth Development (M.F.S.); Gerontology (M.F.S.); Family Financial Planning (M.F.S.); Dietetics (M.F.S.); Comprehensive (M.F.S.); Nutritional Sciences (M.F.S.); Human Development and Family Studies (M.F.S.); Family and Consumer Sciences Education (M.F.S.);

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Karen Smidt
Phone: 515-294-5397
E-mail Address:


Application Deadlines: Applications are accepted for every semester. General guidelines: February 15 for summer semester, February 15 for fall semester, and September 15 for spring semester.

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

GRE Scores - are only required when applying to the Comprehensive program. They are NOT required for the Family Financial Planning, Gerontology, Dietetics or Youth Development programs.
Goal Statement

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Master of Family and Consumer Sciences
310 MacKay
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011