Family Policy and Program Administration

Graduate online program offered by the College of Education

The Educational Psychology Master of Science with a concentration in Family Policy and Program Administration is designed to prepare students for a career in administering/directing programs that serve individuals, children and families. From program administration to grant writing courses, this program enhances skills centered on understanding organizational and government policies that impact families, as well as cultivating knowledge of current relationships in families through a culturally responsive lens. This program takes a Family Science approach and considers the 10 content areas of NCFR’s Family Life Education with the option of becoming a Certified Family Life Educator.

Top 3 Careers

  • Family and Child Program Administrator
  • Family Intervention Specialist
  • Family Education Advocate

How it Works

  • Earn a master’s degree in as little as 15 months (33 hours) or go at a slower pace
  • Courses offered on a rotation schedule via two 8-week terms during the fall and spring semesters and 3-week, 5-week and 10-week terms during the summer
  • 5 different starting points during the year.


  • Lauren Kelly
  • Wendy Middlemiss