The Department of Family Studies offers the Master of Science and the Ph.D. in Family Studies.
Master of Science in Family Studies
Students may complete a prescribed program of study in Marriage and Family Therapy including a one-year practicum experience or they may pursue the Family Science option.
Students pursuing the Family Science option take a group of core courses totaling 12 hours: FAM 652, FAM 654, FAM 668 and FAM 690. The Family Science option requires 36 credit hours. At least two-thirds of the minimum requirements must be in regular courses, and at least three-quarters of the minimum requirements must be in courses numbered at the 600 or 700 level. Plan A (thesis) requires 36 hours, 6 of which are thesis credit hours, 12 core course hours, and 18 hours of major electives. Plan B (non-thesis) requires 36 credit hours, 12 of which are core courses and 24 of which are major electives. Students are admitted to the Family Science option for both the fall and spring semesters. The deadline date for application for the fall semester is January 15 and the deadline for applying for spring admission is August 15.
Students pursuing Marriage and Family Therapy complete a 51-hour program of prescribed courses that is accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Commission on Accreditation. This Plan B non-thesis program includes course work in the following areas: a) Theoretical Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy; b) Assessment and Treatment in Marital and Family Therapy; c) Human Development and Family Studies; d) Research; e) Ethics and Professional Issues; and f) Supervised Clinical Practice. Students are admitted to the Marriage and Family Therapy program for the fall term only. The deadline for applying for admission is January 15.
Applicants must submit a Family Studies Departmental online application including a statement of their academic goals for the M.S. degree. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the writer (not the applicant) to the Director of Graduate Studies.
The Department of Family Studies offers the Ph.D. in Family Studies. The doctoral program is a research-based curriculum designed for those desiring a research career in family science . Individuals completing the Ph.D. in Family Studies will be qualified for positions at colleges and universities; program evaluation positions in public and private settings focusing on the family; and administrative positions in public and private social service prevention and intervention settings. Financial assistance is available for doctoral students, including teaching and research assistantships.
Students who have earned a Master's degree may apply to the Ph.D. program. Applicants must submit a Family Studies Departmental online application including a statement of clearly developed academic and research goals for the Ph.D. degree <http://www.uky.edu/HES/family/e-app-form.htm>. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the writer (not the applicant) to the Director of Graduate Studies.
For additional information, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Family Studies, 315 Funkhouser, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0054 or (859) 257-7750.
FAM 502 FAMILIES AND CHILDREN UNDER STRESS (3)
FAM 509 THE U.S. FAMILY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (SAME AS SOC 509/ HIS 596) (3)
FAM 544 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (3)
FAM 552 ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS (3)
FAM 553 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE LIFECYCLE (3)
FAM 554 WORKING WITH PARENTS (3)
FAM 555 FOSTERING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN (3)
FAM 557 INFANT DEVELOPMENT (3)
FAM 563 FAMILIES, LEGISLATION AND PUBLIC POLICY (3)
FAM 585 AGING AND ENVIRONMENT (SAME AS GEO 585/GRN 585) (3)
FAM 601 SYSTEMIC FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (3)
FAM 602 CONSUMER ECONOMICS (3)
FAM 603 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN FAMILY ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (3)
FAM 622 THE FAMILY'S ROLE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (SAME AS EDS 622) (3)
FAM 624 PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN SEXUALITY (SAME AS SW 624) (3)
FAM 652 READINGS IN FAMILY THEORY AND RESEARCH (3)
FAM 654 LIFE SPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR (SAME AS EDP 600) (3)
FAM 655 THEORY AND DYNAMICS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3)
FAM 656 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING IN THE FAMILY (3)
FAM 657 FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY (3)
FAM 658 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
FAM 659 ADVANCED CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3)
FAM 660 AGING AND FAMILY VALUES (SAME AS GRN 660) (3)
FAM 668 ALLOCATION OF FAMILY RESOURCES (3)
FAM 685 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY INTERVENTION (3)
FAM 686 THEORY AND METHODS IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (3)
FAM 687 TREATMENT MODALITIES IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (3)
FAM 688 FAMILIES IN CRISIS: INTERVENTION STRATEGIES (3)
FAM 690 FAMILIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH METHODS (3)
FAM 699 FIELD EXPERIENCES IN FAMILY STUDIES (1-3)
FAM 710 CURRENT TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE (3)
FAM 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)
FAM 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)
FAM 752 SEMINAR IN FAMILY THEORY CONSTRUCTION (SAME AS SOC 752) (3)
FAM 759 SPECIAL ADVANCED TOPICS IN FAMILY STUDIES (1-3)
FAM 763 SEMINAR IN PRIMARY PREVENTION FOR FAMILY SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3)
FAM 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)
FAM 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)
FAM 775 SEMINAR IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY RELATIONS (1-3)
FAM 776 PROSEMINAR IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)
FAM 785 ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (1-3)
FAM 786 ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN FAMILY ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (1-3)
FAM 787 SUPERVISED EXPERIENCE IN THE PRACTICE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY (1-6)
FAM 790 ADVANCED METHODS IN FAMILY STUDIES RESEARCH (3)
FAM 796 SPONSORED RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT IN FAMILY SCIENCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (3)
HES 596 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (1-3)
HES 600 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (SAME AS DMT 600) (3)