Morgan State University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Receives National Accreditation

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Accreditation Marks First for Program in its History

BALTIMORE – Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies (SEUS) Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) was awarded full accreditation by the Council for Accreditation (CFA) of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), the only professional association representing careered specialists and the external evaluation of higher education units in the family and consumer sciences profession. Morgan’s FACS department is one of two programs in Maryland to receive accreditation from the AAFCS Council for Accreditation and will retain the national recognition for a term of 10 years, through spring 2030.

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The multifaceted AAFCS accreditation process encompassed a three-year self-study report, which was followed by a CFA-led site visit to Morgan for a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of FAC’s response to the site visit report.

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“As an area of study, Family and Consumer Sciences addresses issues that promote the development of a broad range of life skills across the full spectrum of human development from early childhood to adulthood,” said Glenda M. Prime, Ph.D., Dean of SEUS. “The existence of a fully accredited Family and Consumer Sciences program at Morgan State University speaks to the university’s commitments to providing students with a broad range of educational options in fulfillment of the institution’s urban mission.”

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The accreditation assures the public that accredited undergraduate family and consumer sciences programs provide the highest quality educational experiences and prepare students for professional roles to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

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