Master of Science in Human Services Overview
The Master of Science in Human Services program is designed for current professionals who are committed to improving the quality of life for all people in the growing field of human services. The program focuses on the delivery of services, accessibility, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions, as well as the planning, administration, and coordination of programs.
Coursework is designed to prepare you to:
- Apply critical thinking to real-world situations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical bases, best practices, and historical and current trends related to the human services profession.
- Identify, plan, and utilize resources to improve client situations.
- Understand proper professional, ethical, and legal workplace behavior.
- Utilize information and systems to appropriately manage and deliver human services.
- Recognize the importance of culture, gender, diversity, and global perspectives when working with clients.
- Work with diverse funding sources, influence policy, and intervene on behalf of those in need.
Choose from two concentrations to customize your degree:
- Family and community services: Learn to address the complexities of developing and administering services for children and families. Focus on human development, resiliency, family theories, and advocacy.
- Organizational and social services: Gain the knowledge and skills to work with diverse funding sources, influence policy, supervise staff, and develop and administer programs that address community needs.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.