Understand and solve problems of human development, nutrition and family relations with an advanced degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Idaho.

M.S. Family & Consumer Sciences

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-7984

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Conserving Today's Families

Prepare to make a difference in the lives of families who need it in the field of family and consumer studies. Studies include child development, family sciences, nutrition, resource management, clothing and more, which you will apply in managing programs and services that address the diverse issues facing individuals and families. 

Fast Facts

  • Conduct a unique, independent research project and present your findings
  • The Child Development Laboratory offers a real-world setting to practice and learn
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • Study the Leila Old Historic Costume Collection, with over 8,000 pieces
  • International research with Brazil, England, Japan, or India
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
  • Director (of child care center, social services program, food service program, etc.)
  • Product Developer
  • Financial Planner
  • Family Advocate


Depending on area of focus.

Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap Find a wealth of knowledge to help you succeed – from taking care of preliminary items associated with starting your graduate studies at the University of Idaho to finishing your degree – at the College of Graduate Studies.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, we recommend you:
  • have an undergraduate degree in family and consumer sciences or related field
  • have an interest in research methodologies
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • International research in Brazil, England, Japan, and India
  • Child Development Laboratory 
  • Leila Old Historic Costume Collection
  • Youth center
  • Community action agency
  • Industry clients
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Food and Nutrition Club
  • American Association of Food and Consumer Sciences
  • Palouse Area Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council for Exceptional Children