Why Human Services?
The Master of Science in Human Services program provides the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a leadership role in the fulfilling field of human services.
Professionals with graduate degrees in human services are needed to address a wide range of societal issues—whether by providing direct services, supervising personnel, or administering programs and policies. Often responsible for working with vulnerable populations, human service professionals must be adept at conducting assessments, developing service plans and policies, leading interdisciplinary teams, and managing care for at-risk clients. To address this important need, the College of Professional Studies offers the online Master of Science in Human Services.
In addition to a solid core curriculum, the program offers several electives, as well as concentrations in leadership, organizational communication, and global studies—enabling you to focus your graduate studies in the area that best matches your interests and career objectives. Reflecting Northeastern’s philosophy of practice-oriented education, this human services master’s degree includes work-based applications and a capstone service-learning project, allowing you to deepen your knowledge within your chosen specialty. Upon completing this human services graduate degree, you will emerge with the foundation for a rewarding career and the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a leadership role in your chosen field.
- Online Program designed to provide working professionals with flexibility and a highly interactive learning experience
- Option for Capstone Service learning project
- Specialize your focus by concentrating on global and regional studies, organizational communication, or leadership
- Examine the development of human service policies and organizations
- Explore organizational behavior and leadership issues in human service organizations
- Acquire methods for facilitating community involvement, constructively engaging diverse groups of stakeholders in strategic partnerships, and building communities
- Review human service social policy issues, including the privatization of welfare, trends in mental health care, the impact of immigration, and the ongoing debate over education and reproductive rights
- Develop a conceptual framework for developing effective employee assistance programs
What you'll study
45 total quarter hours required.
Note: HSV 6980 should be taken last.
Complete three of the following:
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