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Building community through communication.

What if you understood people more easily? What if you learned how to provide others with what they need, how to navigate conflict and negotiate and how to manage others effectively? An important role of social services is equipping individuals and their families to succeed in interpersonal relationships in order to achieve positive outcomes working and living within their communities. Communities need communicators with passion, skill and relatability to thrive. By learning to understand these dynamics through SDSU's M.S. in human sciences -  family and community services specialization, you will be prepared to assist families, communities and businesses and educate them in available resources.

Earning a master’s degree with a specialization in family and community services will provide you the flexibility to choose your future. Graduates work in community/agency settings, non-profit, governmental and other entities that require advanced skills in leadership and organization

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in human development and family studies, psychology or other related field.
  • Work well with other people.
  • Are interested in the complexity of human relationships.
  • Want to make a difference in people's lives.
  • Have strong leadership, communication, and critical-thinking skills.

Career Opportunities

  • County extension offices
  • Army community services
  • Family advocacy programs
  • Child development centers
  • Consumer credit counseling services
  • Emergency shelters
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Crisis centers
  • United Way