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2022 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master's Degree Schools

122 Colleges in the United States
3,282 Master's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Master's Degree in family, consumer and human sciences. It is ranked #25 out of 37 major degree programs in terms of popularity. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 122 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for family, consumer and human sciences students pursuing a master's degree. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 3,282 master's degrees in family, consumer and human sciences during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Family, Consumer & Human Sciences School for Your Master's Degree

Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master's Degree Schools Your choice of family, consumer and human sciences for getting your master's degree school matters. Important measures of a quality family, consumer and human sciences program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 27% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 301 to 1 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to family, consumer and human sciences students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other family, consumer and human sciences students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt family, consumer and human sciences students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized family, consumer and human sciences related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for family, consumer and human sciences students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools

The family, consumer and human sciences school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master's Degree Schools.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Family, Consumer & Human Sciences in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

18 Top Schools for a Master's in Family, Consumer & Human Sciences

#1

Tufts University

Medford, MA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In MA
29 Annual Graduates

Tufts University is a good option for individuals pursuing a master's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #31 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Tufts is a great university overall.

With 29 individuals who completed this degree in the most recent data year, Tufts University is one of the most popular universities to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States.

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#2

New York University

New York, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NY
75 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat New York University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #40 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means NYU is a great university overall.

There were about 75 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at NYU in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In OH
35 Annual Graduates

It's hard to beat Case Western Reserve University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the city of Cleveland, Case Western is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #94 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Case Western is a great university overall.

There were about 35 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Case Western in the most recent data year.

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#4

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
91 Annual Graduates

Texas Tech University is a wonderful choice for individuals interested in a master's degree in family, consumer and human sciences. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 9th out of 65 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of Texas.

There were about 91 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Erikson Institute

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In IL
32 Annual Graduates

The Erikson Institute is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Chicago.

There were approximately 32 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at The Erikson Institute in the most recent data year.

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#6

American University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DC
45 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #83 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means The American University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 45 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at The American University in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY
14 Annual Graduates

Located in the small city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #16 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Cornell is a great university overall.

A preferred choice for family, consumer and human sciences students, there were about 14 individuals who completed this degree at Cornell in the most recent year we have data available.

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#8

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5th Most Popular In CA
14 Annual Graduates

Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Loma Linda.

Loma Linda University is one of the most popular universities to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States with roughly 14 graduates in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In DE
10 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #132 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were roughly 10 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In IA
28 Annual Graduates

Iowa State is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Ames. This university ranks 3rd out of 21 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Iowa.

There were roughly 28 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#11

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MI
30 Annual Graduates

Located in the distant town of Mount Pleasant, Central Michigan is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 10th out of 29 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Michigan.

There were roughly 30 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Central Michigan in the most recent year we have data available.

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#12

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In GA
49 Annual Graduates

UGA is a very large public university located in the city of Athens. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #104 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UGA is a great university overall.

There were about 49 family, consumer and human sciences students who graduated with this degree at UGA in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In WI
12 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the city of Madison. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #59 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were roughly 12 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent data year.

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#14

Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In CA
60 Annual Graduates

Pacific Oaks College is a small private not-for-profit college located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena.

There were about 60 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Pacific Oaks College in the most recent data year.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In TX
8 Annual Graduates

UT Austin is a fairly large public university located in the city of Austin. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #45 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most popular universities to study family, consumer and human sciences in the United States with approximately 8 graduations in the most recent data year.

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#16

Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NJ
27 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Montclair, Montclair State is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 8th out of 30 colleges for overall master's degree quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were roughly 27 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Montclair State in the most recent data year.

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#17

Simmons University

Boston, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In MA
39 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Boston, Simmons is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #75 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Simmons is a great university overall.

There were roughly 39 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Simmons in the most recent data year.

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#18

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In SC
15 Annual Graduates

Clemson is a very large public university located in the suburb of Clemson. This university ranks 1st out of 24 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of South Carolina.

There were roughly 15 family, consumer and human sciences individuals who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rest of the Top Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master's Degree Schools

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences students that almost earned our Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
19 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
20 University of La Verne La Verne, CA
21 College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown, NJ
22 University of California - Davis Davis, CA
23 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD
24 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
25 Ohio State University - Main Campus Columbus, OH

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences by Region

View the Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Master's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 1,347
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 1,028
General Family & Consumer Sciences 431
Family & Consumer Economics 213
Textile & Apparel Studies 169
Housing 49
Human Sciences Business Services 40
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 5

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 151,132
Psychology 30,283
Social Sciences 16,724
Communication & Journalism 10,736
Library Science 4,965
History 3,202
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 1,546

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to National Cancer Institute. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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