Dear Prospective Graduate Student:
Do you want to help people? That is a common theme among our current students and graduates in the MS in Human Services (formerly Family and Consumer Sciences). The Master's degree in Human Services is an applied graduate program that focuses on helping and supporting children, adolescents, adults across the lifespan, families and communities. We emphasize teaching, experiential learning, research, and theoretical application to problem-solve in order to support and enrich our diverse, global society.
Our graduates work in non-profit organizations, social service agencies, court advocacy, outreach programs, teaching, or go on to doctoral programs at other institutions. By further developing leadership and administrative skills; optimum written and oral communication skills; and critical and evaluative reasoning, graduate are ready to move forward into higher levels of their chosen field or shift into a new focus.
Courses are available online and face-to-face, creating the option of delivery methods that suits your location, schedule and goals. Students set the pace of completion of the 33-semester-hour program by choosing one, two, three, or four courses per semester.
Apply today and begin your journey in being the next MS in Human Services degree candidate! I look forward to hearing from you if you have questions.
Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke, MS in Human Services Graduate Coordinator
The following courses are required:
Fifteen hours of electives are selected in consultation with the Human Services Graduate Coordinator.
The program concludes with a Capstone Experience, completed by selecting one of the following options for a minimum of three and a maximum of six semester hours:
The Master of Science in Human Services requires 33 semester hours of coursework, 3-6 of which are used for the capstone. In many cases the program can be completed in one year of full time enrollment
While you still have the option of completing the program in the face-to-face or hybrid formats, you can now complete the program entirely online with no campus visit requirements. This format allows for convenience and flexibility to complete the program at times and locations that fit your schedule. Make an appointment to talk about your options today!
The Human Services Program is pleased to offer graduate assistantships to competitive applicants. Graduate assistantship offers are made during the fall or spring semester along with offers of admission to the Human Services Program.