Master of Science in Human Services

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With Post University, you can earn your Master of Science in Human Services degree in as little as 18 months. The Master of Science in Human Services is a 37-credit hour program designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who seek to advance their skills and career options or seek employment in a wide variety of human service positions. Courses are offered in 8-week modules starting six times per calendar year.

The program allows students to acquire the conceptual, analytical, and operational knowledge to assume new or more advanced positions in the field of human services. Course content is focused around an essential core of learning experiences and skill sets and provides two specializations:

Non-Profit Management

Clinical Counseling within Organizational Settings

If you’re interested in becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements. Please note that licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state and Post University cannot speak on behalf of a credentialing agency.


Objectives of the Master of Science in Human Services

  • Understanding of human behavior systems ranging from individuals and groups to organizations, communities, and society. The training and education will stress the complexity and interconnectedness of human problems, social and cultural forces, national policies, and the demands of organizational work.
  • Understanding of the core values of the human services work industry, its history, ethics, as well as the need to be aware of one's own values and to have an empathic understanding of clients’ values, lifestyle, and goals.
  • In-depth understanding of the major models of intervention and treatment, industry-competent problem analysis, and skill achievement to plan, implement, and evaluate these strategies.
  • In-depth understanding of organizational and managerial knowledge essential to operate human service programs successfully, including grant writing, planning and managing of people, preparing program budgets, and implementing information systems.

 

HUMAN SERVICES ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAM FAST FACTS
STUDENTS IN THIS ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAM 579
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 3
AVERAGE NUMBER OF TRANSFERRED CREDITS 1
2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS 59
2011-2012 PROGRAM COMPLETERS IN NORMAL TIME 81%
NORMAL PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME 2.5 years*
*ADP students who do not transfer in any credits and take one course each module will complete this program in 2.5 years.
AVERAGE PROGRAM COMPLETION TIME
24 months
DEGREE PROGRAM COST
37-Credit Degree Program Tuition* $20,350
Room and Board N/A
Approximate Program Text Book Cost $1,800
*This is the cost of the entire degree program using current tuition rates. Actual program cost will vary depending on the amount of financial aid provided and whether or not students transfer in any credits.
OCCUPATIONS (This degree will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below.)
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other  http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1099.00
Social and Community Service Managers  http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9151.00
Social and Human Service Assistants  http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1093.00

Alcohol & Drug Counseling Concentration (This concentration will prepare you for career opportunities, including, but not limited to the ones listed above in the overall program section.)

Clinical Counseling Concentration (This concentration will prepare you for career opportunities, including, but not limited to the ones listed above in the overall program section.)
Non-Profit Management Concentration (This concentration will prepare you for career opportunities, including, but not limited to the ones listed above in the overall program section.)
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT
Number of Borrowers 47
Median Federal Loan Debt $22,688
Median Private Loan Debt $0
Median Institutional Loan Debt $0
Median Cumulative Debt $22,688