Graduate Studies

The Master of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences is offered by the Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. The program is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. All courses are taught by graduate faculty in Human Environmental Sciences.

Select the concentration that best suits your professional goals:

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development

  • Available 100% online with on campus options
  • Advanced study of theories and applications in textiles, apparel production, and merchandising
  • Master both academic and industry competencies in the apparel and retail industry
  • Impactful and real-world research study opportunities
Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation

  • Hospitality curriculum specializes in event, hotel and restaurant management
  • Executive in Residence program integrates hospitality professionals into the life of the curriculum
  • Nutrition graduates are prepared for diverse careers in dietetics and the nutritional sciences
  • On campus interactive learning experience
Students working in the Jean Tyson Child Development Center

Human Development and Family Sciences

  • Available with online and campus options
  • Program covers subjects in development and relationships throughout a lifespan
  • Graduates are qualified for advanced careers in a variety of human services fields
  • 100% online focus area in Gerontology
HESC Masters students

General Human Environmental Sciences

  • Available with online and campus options
  • Interdisciplinary approach that combines elements from each available concentration
  • Promotes careers in the industry, international programs and community service occupations
  • Thesis option prepares graduates for study at the doctor level

Program Contact:

Zola Moon, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator
zmoon@uark.edu
479-575-5123

Program at a Glance 

Online options available depending on concentration

2-3 year program completion

Thesis and Non-thesis options available

GRE or MAT score required

50% of courses taken must be 5000-6000 level

3 hours of statistics required for program completion

3 hours of research methods required for program completion

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