The Master of Arts in Human Services (MAHS) is an applied non-licensure human services master's degree program designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary for assessing and meeting the needs of people. Learn to look at individual and systemic needs and solutions. The MAHS will also help you prepare for further graduate study in human or social sciences programs.
Through the human services master's degree program you will develop an understanding of how to assist people experiencing complex, problematic situations, how faith and human services intersect, how research can facilitate understanding people and their needs, and how to design and evaluate human services programs.
Through the master of human services program, you will complete coursework that focuses on the foundations of:
- Human services
- Human development
- Worldview and ethics
- Legal issues
- Diversity issues
- Interviewing skills
- Research methodology/program evaluation
- Program development
Is a master in human services for you?
The MAHS is a good advanced degree for those who work or want to pursue work in private or public social services settings providing non-therapeutic assistance to people in need. It is appropriate for people who may apply psychological insights in their work activities or settings, such pastors, human resource directors, teachers, coaches, nurses, public health workers, law enforcement officers, managers, or student affairs personnel.
Course of study
The Master of Arts in Human Services is granted upon completion of 36 credits and you can earn your degree in approximately 18–22 months.
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