The online Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences degree program offers students diverse options to prepare them for advanced careers in multifaceted fields. All courses are taught by graduate faculty in Human Environmental Sciences. Select a concentration that best matches your academic and professional goals.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


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  Application Deadlines

  • Spring:  October 15
  • Fall:  April 15



  Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

Provides opportunities for advanced study of learning both theoretical knowledge and applications in textiles, apparel production, and merchandising. Students are prepared for a career in both academia and the apparel industry with outstanding competencies in quality assurance, product development, retail buying, merchandising, store operations, and brand management.



Prepare practitioners in the concepts of holistic aging in context, strengths-based and person-centered approach, understanding of ageism and inclusion for older adults and linking theory and research to policies and practice.


  Hospitality Management

Gain the expertise needed to pursue careers in the growing hospitality management industry. Gain insight and skills in tourism, finance, event management and human resources.


  Human Development and Family Sciences

Prepares students for employment in a variety of roles across many human service fields such as childcare professionals, social service workers in child and family agencies, advocates for youth and adolescents, parent educators, crisis and support service providers, facilitators of adult adjustment, and Cooperative Extension specialists.


Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

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Per credit hour for IDEA Courses
Summer $600
Fall $610



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