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Online convenience, endless opportunity

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? SFA offers a variety of online graduate degrees that will provide a competitive advantage, along with the preparation you need to improve the lives of others in our changing world.

In our online Master of Science in human sciences program, your classroom can be anywhere.

You’ll choose from the area of emphasis that interests you most – human development and family studies, family and consumer sciences, interior design or health care interior design – and learn from the same faculty who teach our campus-based, undergraduate curriculum. Their professional qualifications and experience mean you’ll benefit as much from their expertise as their academic instruction.

SFA also offers an accredited post-baccalaureate dietetic internship with an optional Master of Science in nutrition and dietetics. This highly selective program is limited to just 10 students per year.

We even have an option for hospitality managers who want to expand their horizons without pursuing a graduate degree: the executive hospitality supervision certificate.

Concentrations within Master of Science in human sciences

Family and consumer sciences

This program requires 30 hours including a thesis, or 36 hours without a thesis, regardless of emphasis. If you’re interested in a career in higher education or seek a better understanding of the research process, the thesis track is right for you.

Health care interior design

Students are drawn to this program for many reasons, including the opportunity to enhance their marketability.

As you pursue your Master of Science, you’ll learn design guidelines for multiple health care environments, engage with nationally recognized health care design experts and participate in research to support evidence-based design.

Your coursework will prepare you for the Center for Health Design's Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification exam and the American Association of Healthcare Interior Designers certification exam. Currently, our students have a 100 percent pass rate on both exams.

This program requires 30 hours including a thesis, or 36 hours without a thesis, regardless of emphasis. If you’re interested in a career in higher education or seek a better understanding of the research process, the thesis track is right for you.

Human development and family studies

In this program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how children and families grow and change from a lifespan and family systems perspective. This knowledge base is essential for careers in organizations and agencies that focus on early childhood development, life transitions, aging services, and helping families navigate difficult situations and circumstances.

This program requires 30 hours including a thesis, or 36 hours without a thesis, regardless of emphasis. If you’re interested in a career in higher education or seek a better understanding of the research process, the thesis track is right for you.

Interior design

Whether you’re ready to launch your interior design career or expand your options, this program will provide the foundation you need. You’ll collaborate with faculty whose decades of commercial experience provide exceptional insight into the ever-evolving life of a design professional. They’ll support your educational goals and help you combine your creativity with technical and business skills, preparing you to create sustainable, functional and appealing spaces where people feel comfortable and safe.

This program requires 30 hours including a thesis, or 36 hours without a thesis, regardless of emphasis. If you’re interested in a career in higher education or seek a better understanding of the research process, the thesis track is right for you.

Admission to this program requires a bachelor's degree in interior design or for the student to take leveling courses as determined by the program coordinator.

Earning this degree does not qualify students to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam to become a licensed interior designer.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Rachel Jumper
Email: jumperr@sfasu.edu
Phone: 936.468.2209

Contact

School of Human Sciences
936.468.4502
hms@sfasu.edu
Faculty Directory

Human Sciences Building North
Room 101

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13014, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962