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Stephen F. Austin State University

Online Graduate Program

Master of Science in Human Sciences

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? SFA's fully 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. 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 nonthesis option. All MSHS students complete 15 hours of core courses, including:

Areas of Emphasis

The MSHS 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. The MSHS degree provides four emphasis areas for students to focus their studies:


What Our Alumni Say about the Program

Carla Coffee

Carla Coffee '92
Family and consumer science teacher, Nacogdoches High School
SFA School of Human Sciences, adjunct instructor

"My Master of Science in human development and family studies has allowed me to advance in my career as a teacher. I not only teach at the high school level, but also at the collegiate level."