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Family & Consumer Sciences

Physical address:
 751 Campus Drive
 Mary Hall "Niccolls" building
 Main office room 103

Mailing address:
 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3183
 Moscow, ID 83844-3183

 phone: (208) 885-6546
 fax: (208) 885-5751


Coeur d'Alene

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2277
phone: (208) 667-2588
toll free: (888) 208-2268
fax: (208) 664-1272



College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
phone: (208) 334-2999
toll free: (866) 264-7384
fax: (208) 364-4035

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Graduate Resources

FCS Graduate StudiesThe graduate program in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an integrated approach to prepare you for the complexities of our global society. Studying child development, family sciences, nutrition, resource management, clothing and textiles will prepare you for a variety of careers.

The school's Child Development Laboratory provides a special resource for both teaching and research activities. Internships in community agencies and businesses will also help you gain real-world experience.

Fall admission — February 1
Summer admission — April 15
Spring admission — September 1

Graduate Student Research Examples
  • At-risk youth 
  • International textile trade patterns  
  • Cultural aspects of dress 
  • Quality child care 
  • FCS education 
  • Sports nutrition 
  • Feeding young children 
  • Women and work  
  • Financial management  
  • Work and family 

Admission Requirements
Submit the following to the Graduate Admissions office, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019, Moscow, ID 83844-3019. 
  • Cover letter describing career objectives 
  • Completed application for admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcript
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • TOEFL scores (non-English speaking students)


Financial Assistance
Graduate teaching and research assistantships (9-month each) are available to qualified applicants. Assistantship assignments are generally 20 hours per week and stipends are paid bi-monthly. Positions are offered to graduate students based on demonstrated academic ability and performance, as well as on qualifications relating to departmental needs. The school offers extensive scholarship support through its endowment from Mary Hall Niccolls. Over $24,000 in scholarship monies are awarded to graduate students each year.

Degree Requirements
Candidates for the MS degree may complete a thesis option or a project option. All FCS 400 and 500 level courses can be applied to your Study Plan.

For Further Information
For an application information on graduate study contact the office of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, 103 Niccolls Building, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844-3183; (208) 885-6546, You may also review the school's directory to contact a professor.