Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance
A multi-state alliance offering fully online graduate programs
The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) has developed an inter-institutional program leading to a Masters of Science in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) with a specialization in Gerontology or a Certificate in Gerontology, a Master's of Science in Youth Development, a Specialization in Youth Development or a Certificate in Youth Development, and a Masters of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) delivered through distance education. Both of these programs are administered by the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University. The College of Human Sciences is a professional college, requiring the highest expectations for its graduates. College programs are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and several other national accrediting agencies. Additionally, the college offers courses of significance to the general and professional education of students majoring in other colleges and provides continuing education for professionals in fields related to human sciences.