College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Family & Consumer Sciences

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Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/7/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/9/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Jennifer Hunter

Assistant Extension Director Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension Professor

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

859.257.3887

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Develop your skills to help individuals and families thrive in their lives and community! The Family and Consumer Sciences graduate certificate requires 12-credit hours, and is appropriate for graduate students and practicing professionals. This program may be taken as a stand-alone or as a part of a graduate degree program. The Family and Consumer Sciences graduate certificate is designed to partially meet the elective concentration component of the MS in Science Translation and Outreach.

Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/7/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/9/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
FALL 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $693

Acquire critical-thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments. 

The demand for Family and Consumer Sciences educators (both formal and informal) is at an all-time high.  A graduate certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences would attract individuals seeking advanced course work and training from a wide variety of undergraduate programs and professional careers such as: Extension Professionals, Long-Term Healthcare Coordinators and Administrators, Youth Service Directors, Family Resource Center Directors, Substance Use Recovery Coordinators, Family Counselors, Early Childhood Professionals, Community Support Agencies, etc.

The fully online nature of these classes and Graduate Certificate will appeal to professionals in this field who are seeking further education in a less constrained manner than traditional classroom based graduate courses. The inherent flexibility in an online Graduate Certificate program will broaden its appeal and enrollment.

Application Requirements

  • CV (optional)
  • Writing Sample (optional)

Per federal regulations and our State Authorization agreement, view University Refund Policies here.


Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Jennifer Hunter

Assistant Extension Director Family and Consumer Sciences

Extension Professor

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

859.257.3887

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.