Graduate Degree Programs

Degree Requirements

The M.S. in Human Services is an accelerated degree program which is offered in five 8-week modules which run from late August to mid July. The program is divided into a combination of blended and traditional on-ground courses.

The following prerequisites apply:

  • Applicants are required to have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.80 (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate credits attempted.
  • All students will be required to have 3 credits of undergraduate or graduate credit in a foundations of human services or human services delivery course prior to beginning coursework in the M.S. in Human Services.
  •  Fifteen (15) credits in any or all of the following areas are required prior to beginning coursework in the M.S. in Human Services:  psychology, human services, social work, or related areas
  • Students need to have earned a grade of B or better in prerequisite courses (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

Required Courses (39 credits)*

HS 530

Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services

HS 531

Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Human Services

HS 532

Human Resource Management (elective)

HS 536

Case Management

HS 514

Resolving Conflict through Dialogue (elective)

HS 599

Field Experience

HS 600

Capstone Seminar

PY 530

Theories of Counseling

PY 533


PY 535

Career Counseling and Vocational Rehabilitation (elective)

PY 537

Counseling Techniques

PY 539

Program Evaluation

PY 540

Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics

PY 541

Addictions Counseling (elective)

PY 597

Action Research Project

 *6 credits in elective courses are required