Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences!
We hope you will take a few minutes to see what our department has to offer.
We are committed to providing our students with excellent educational experiences that will prepare them to enter the workforce, further their education, and/or engage in community service upon graduation.
We have a dynamic, intellectual faculty and student body working toward improving the quality of individual and family life for all New Mexicans.
The Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) can be obtained with an emphasis in one of the following areas:
Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising
Family and Child Science
Marriage and Family Therapy
Teaching, Research and Administration
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Human Nutrition and Dietetic Sciences
Dietetic Internship - (Director, Gaby Phillips, MS, RD, LD)
Food Science and Technology
General Family and Consumer Sciences
Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Combined Master’s Degree and Dietetic Internship
Our program combines the dietetic internship with a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences. Upon successful completion of the Combined Master's Degree + Dietetic Internship, the student qualifies to take the registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD/RDN).
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Our program combines a Master’s of Science (MS) program into the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program. Here we train students to provide quality clinical services in the field of marriage and family therapy. Specific to this goal, the MFT master’s program works to educate culturally competent and social justice-minded MFT clinicians prepared to meet the needs of diverse populations in New Mexico and nationally.
FCSC Degree Requirements
Thesis Plan Requires:
Minimum of 30 credits (including 4-6 credits of thesis).
One-half of the credits must be from the 500 level.
One-half of the credits taken must be from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Oral exam on completion of the above requirements.
Non Thesis Plan Requires:
Minimum of 32 credits of course work.
One-half of the credits must be from above the 500 level.
One-half of the credits must come from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Oral AND written examination upon completion of the above requirements.
A minor may be taken in a variety of supporting fields that fit the particular interests of the candidate.
The admissions criteria for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) Graduate Program include:
Graduate school application - Forwarded to Department from Graduate School
Official transcripts - Forwarded to Department from Graduate School
Letter of application
Three letters of reference
Psychometric test results (e.g., GRE (only one accepted for Marriage and Family Therapy program; Dietetic Internship and Family and Consumer Sciences Education); Miller's Analogy; ADA Exam)