CBFE MS Guidance
Students may apply to the Graduate School, in coordination with the Graduate Program Coordinator, to be granted an optional Masters (MS) degree in Consumer Science. Students are eligible for the MS after a minimum of 30 total credits, where at least 16 of were taken as a UW-Madison graduate student and 15 credits were in courses numbered 700 level or above or the 300 – 600 level with the graduate course attribute. To be eligible the student should have completed 9 credits of Consumer Science courses, and 3 credits each from research methods and statistics courses. The program does not require, nor encourage, seeking a master’s if the student’s goal is to obtain a PhD.