Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Online Programs

View an Introduction to Youth, Family, and Community Sciences

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) academic program at North Carolina State University is proud to offer graduate distance education programs designed to prepare and strengthen current and future professionals. The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences online programs create and advance the careers of those who work with youth and/or families in community-based settings.

  • Get your master’s degree in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
  • Obtain a graduate certificate in one of three content areas
  • Get continuing education for personal and/or professional development, as do many of our partners in Extension or other community-based organizations.

Helping youth, families, and communities–it is what we do, what we know, and what we teach.

Our Youth, Family, and Community Sciences online programs graduate faculty members are experts in their academic disciplines and in online learning.  We strive to create positive and applied learning environments so that our students leave fully prepared to excel in their professional careers. We are unique in that:

  • We are student-focused. We recognize that our students bring talent and knowledge into the classroom, and we encourage their development by building on their strengths through active, applied learning.
  • We have an all-distance program, which allows our students the flexibility they need to be successful.
  • Our program is designed for both traditional and non-traditional students.  All synchronous courses are taught during the evenings and our Instructional Designer is on hand to assist all students, especially those new to distance education technologies.
  • We provide our students with opportunities to either focus on one foundational area (e.g., Youth Development, Family Development) or gain a broad perspective of working with individuals across the lifespan (e.g., birth to death).

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