For students seeking to develop a specialty in an area of study related to family and community studies, an efficient option is to enroll in the International Family and Community Studies graduate certificate program offered by the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies. This option is available to master’s and doctoral students in other fields who wish to emphasize a family and community studies area in their work, as well as post-bachelor’s students for sub-master’s professional development.
The International Family and Community Studies graduate certificate is flexible to meet individual student needs. For example, students might concentrate their studies in courses on human rights or community development. Although the student’s particular program must be approved by the International Family and Community Studies Certificate Advisor, the only requirement in 12 credits of coursework.