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Distance Learning

Online Programs: Great Plains IDEA

Delivered collaboratively through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance

Graduate Programs

Dietetics Master of Science
This program supports the career specializations of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Registered Dietitians (RDs) and in meeting the new requirement to hold a master’s degree.

Family and Community Services Master of Science
This program prepares individuals to become leaders in a variety of occupations promoting family life, and family/community well-being. Graduates work in a variety of settings, such as family advocacy programs, child development centers, County Extension offices, non-profit agencies and more.

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Master of Science
This program supports professional advancement in educational careers such as Cooperative Extension Service employment and family and consumer sciences public school teaching.

Family Financial Planning Master of Science
A career in financial planning gives you the opportunity to create and deliver financial strategies to help people reach their financial goals and dreams. This program is a CFP® Board-Registered program so a graduating student has completed the educational requirement to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Family Financial Planning Graduate Certificate 
This 18 credit-hour Graduate Certificate program is comprised of six courses from our Master of Science program and is designed for students who only want graduate coursework that meets the educational requirement to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Gerontology Master of Science
Gerontologists work directly with older persons in a wide variety of programs and services in the community. Others work on behalf of older persons in areas such as advocacy and teaching about aging.

Retail Merchandising Leadership Master of Science
For professionals in retailing, apparel design or business, the program offers expertise that leads to career advancement or a new career in merchandising.

Undergraduate Program

Early Child Care and Development Bachelor of Science

Early Child Care and Development specialists create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each child. Specialists design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development for young children. This program does not lead to teacher certification.