For a complete overview of all master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs, descriptions of individual courses, and potential career choices for our graduates, visit our academic programs site, Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) Online.
Resources from Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
- When the registration window opens for currently enrolled students, additional course info is available here. Students should select the desired upcoming semester or summer session and choose YFCS to learn more about all scheduled courses. A brief description of ALL YFCS courses and the semesters during which they’re typically offered is also available on the prospective student site.
- Faculty and staff continually look for ways to support enrolled students. A YFCS Student Resources Guide is an online collection of tutorials and supplemental resources covering topics such as marketing yourself, making effective presentations, and perfecting your graduate level writing skills.
- Coming in Spring 2016 is the introduction of a voluntary YFCS e-Mentoring program that will pair new master’s students (having completed less than 12 credit hours) with more experienced YFCS master’s students (who have completed 12 or more credit hours. There is an a rolling online application process for students who would like to participate.
YFCS Master’s Program Requirements and Course Listings
Specific degree requirements and worksheets for mapping out a personal completion schedule for either the M.S. (thesis) and the M.R. (non-thesis) degrees are all online. Download documents for planning your own graduate plan of work (GPOW):
- MS Plan of Work Template (.PDF)
- MS Plan of Work Template (.DOC)
- MR Plan of Work Template (.PDF)
- MR Plan of Work Template (.DOC)
Download a print-friendly description of all courses for your planning purposes.
Resources from the Graduate School
Use the Graduate Student Online Reporting System (GSOARS) to track your academic progress, communicate with your advisers, and store your accomplishments and professional development activities in a database you can use to create a customizable CV.
Resources from other University Sources
- Bookmark this link to Academic Calendars to keep informed of important dates such as last day to withdraw from a course with a refund, dates for University holidays, exam schedules, etc.
- The NC State University Libraries offer many valuable services tailored to the needs of Distance Education learners. The Library’s Tripsaver service will send books or print content (not available online) to DE students via mail, complete with a postage-paid return envelope!