Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Science in Human Services

Story of Success

Claudette Tracey 10

As an undergraduate, I had the privilege of attending Albertus Magnus College, where I was more than just a number. The faculty members care about the students and are eager to offer their assistance. Albertus is a college that stands by its mission statement, ensuring that its students are well-rounded, and are provided with a quality education. Because of my wonderful experience at Albertus, I have enrolled in the Master of Science in Human Services Program. If you are looking for personal attention and a quality education, Albertus Magnus College is the school for you.

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The Master of Science in Human Services Program at Albertus Magnus College is designed to enable students to develop high-level skills pertinent to professional and managerial employment in a variety of human services agencies, outpatient, and community-based organizations.

Program Goals

The specific student learning objectives for the Master of Science in Human Services are to prepare graduates with the advanced knowledge and skills to:

  1. Advocate for clients through knowledge of community resources in the human services network.
  2. Analyze major social issues, social problems, and current socio-political and socio-cultural events which affect human services.
  3. Demonstrate competence in the basic methods/techniques used to evaluate individuals with mental health impairments, developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments, or other forms of disability.
  4. Implement common psycho-social treatment approaches based on key theories and related concepts; define achievable goals of counseling.
  5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of legal and ethical standards affecting the delivery of human services.
  6. Evaluate behavioral, cognitive, affective, and environmental factors in order to identify and set long-term achievable goals for human service clients.
  7. Evaluate cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, neuro-psychiatric, and sociocultural aspects of normal and abnormal behavior, theories of causation, treatment approaches, and supportive models.

Master of Science In Human Services Curriculum

How Long Does the Program Take?

The Master of Science in Human Services is a 39 credit program. Classes take place in the evening and are either in a blended format (one day in class and one day online) or are onground (classes meet in a traditional classroom format). Semesters are divided into five 8-week modules (two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in early summer). The Master of Science in Human Services can be completed in approximately 15-18 months. Please note that graduate students can only take six credits per 8-week module.

Required Human Services
Courses (12-15 credits):

HS 530 Ethical and Legal Issues in Human Services
HS 531 Multicultural and Diversity Issues
HS 580 Field Experience (3-6 credits)
HS 660 Capstone Seminar

Required Psychology
Courses (18 credits):

PY 530 Theories of Counseling
PY 533 Psychopathology
PY 536 Case Management
PY 537 Counseling Techniques
PY 539 Program Evaluation
PY 540 Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics

Elective Courses
(6-9 credits):

HS 514 Resolving Conflict through Dialogue
HS 532 Human Resource Management
PY 541 Addictions Counseling
PY 542 Career Counseling and Vocational Rehabilitation
PY 581 Action Research Project

Is Finacial Aid Available For Graduate Students?

Yes. To determine if you are eligible for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available at If you need further information, call the Financial Aid Office at 203-773-8508. Financial aid counselors are available to meet with you to discuss the financial aid process.

How do I Apply?

or call 203-773-8505, send two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning previously attended to:

Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Human Services
Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

When are Application Deadlines?

Classes are filling up fast! Make sure to get your applications in soon. Students in the Master of Science in Human Services may begin their course of studies either in fall Mod 1 or spring Mod 3.

Ragaa Mazen, Ph.D. NCC
Director of M.S. in Human Services
203-773-8574 or

Stephen Joy, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology
203-773-8555 or