Master of Science in Human Sciences

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? SFA's online Master of Science in Human Sciences degree equips professionals to provide innovative solutions to the challenges of a contemporary society and of a changing world.

The program is offered in a convenient online environment and designed to help you advance your career in the field of Human Sciences.

This program, offered by Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Human Sciences, includes a core of required courses plus eight focus areas.

The online courses in this program require the same amount of work and are taught by the same experienced instructors as SFA's campus-based program. However, taking the courses online offers the flexibility you need to keep your job and meet the demands of your busy schedule.

The Master of Science in Human Sciences is a 30-hour online degree with a thesis option or a 36-hour non thesis option. This degree provides graduate education to professionals in the field of Human Sciences. The fundamental focus of the discipline is on humankind and the human condition throughout the life cycle. This program provides four focus areas in which you may focus your studies.

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Focus Areas
  • Child Development & Family Living
    • About
      The child and family development focus provides an in-depth understanding of the growth, change and development of children and families in a social context.  Current information emphasizing a lifespan and family systems approach is taught. This knowledge base is essential for careers related to organization or agencies that provide services to family and children.
    • Contact
      Child and Family Development
      Marie Saracino, Ph.D
      Fax: (936)468-2140
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
    • About
      The family and consumer sciences focus provides experience and knowledge in all the Human Sciences subject areas.  This major prepares students for broad-based employment in the field of Human Sciences and for effective individual and family living.
    • Contact
      Family and Consumer Sciences
      Nancy Shepherd
      Fax: (936)468-2140
  • Interior Design/Healthcare Interior Design
    • About
      The interior design focus provides a broad general education that helps prepare for living and working as a design professional.  Interior design is an integrated process applicable to both residential and commercial environments. It includes the designing and planning of space for commercial, industrial and residential areas. The in-depth look at the active, creative processes of programming and space planning can refer to residences, corporations, and other specialized public spaces.
    • Contact
      Interior Design
      Dr. Mitzi Perritt
      Fax: (936)468-2140
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Dr. Mitzi Perritt

HMS Graduate Coordinator

School of Human Sciences
Phone: 936.468.4502