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Stephen F. Austin State University

Human Sciences

Department of Human Sciences

PO Box 13014, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
Phone: 936.468.4502


Master of Science (M.S.)

Thesis Optional: Yes


The Department of Human Sciences focuses on the preparation of professionals for emerging careers and entrepreneurial opportunities. Areas of study include child development/ family; food, nutrition and dietetics; hospitality administration; fashion merchandising; interior design; and family and consumer sciences certification for teaching. Consistent with the mission, core values and vision at SFA, the department emphasizes enhanced student achievement, a strong commitment to total life-long learning and development, and interactive/ innovative instruction, research and service. Major goals are to provide an effective learning environment for the diverse academic majors in the Department of Human Sciences; foster an environment which supports, encourages and rewards intellectual development and productive professionals; and expand external resource development while advancing and marketing programs.

Contact the Advisor:

Dr. Mitzi Perritt
Phone: 936.468.2155

Mitzi Perritt