Human Services, MS

Master of Science in Human Service students discuss the program during the new student orientation in August, 2013.


The goal of the Master of Science in Human Services (MSHS) Program is to prepare outstanding human services managers, program developers, and planners. The curriculum is designed to offer practical knowledge in a variety of areas vital to the function of human services leadership
professionals, including:

• Performance monitoring and evaluation
• Leadership and organizational development
• Financial management
• Marketing
• Strategic planning
• Fundraising and grant seeking
• Research and evaluation
• Ethical and legal issues in human services

Designed with Working Professionals in Mind

All MS in Human Services courses are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with the exception of one Saturday course.  This convenient schedule will allow you to maintain both family life and full- or part-time employment more easily while earning your degree. The program’s small size and cohort model produce a unique educational environment where you can benefit from personal attention while enjoying the resources of a large university.  Students and alumni consistently tell us how much they value the camaraderie they feel in the classroom and the strong bonds they form with fellow students. The majority of MSHS students are career professionals employed in various areas of human services. They provide direct care, advocacy, and administrative or planning services within social agencies read more...

What Our Graduates Do

A sampling of positions our alumni have held includes:

• Social Worker, State Agency
• Therapy Specialist, Internationally Renowned Hospital
• Program Specialist, Federal Agency
• Director of Residential Services, Residential Facility for Developmentally Disabled Adults
• Director, Senior Leadership Development, Northeast Utilities
• Programs Monitor, State Agency
• Field Services Coordinator, State Agency
• Family Interventionist, Mental Health Agency

For more information on the MS in Human Services Program, please contact Sylvia Mignon at or call 617.287.7384

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