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The MS in Human Services is for you if:

  • You need a graduate degree to land your dream job or advance in your current organization.  Many of our graduates attribute their great new positions or advancement in their current organizations to their acquisition of the MS in Human Services degree.
  • You want to start right away. We admit students in the fall and spring semesters. You can also complete up to two courses as a non-degree student before applying.
  • You need to further develop your management and planning skills in human services. Our curriculum offers practical knowledge in a variety of areas vital to the successful functioning of human services leadership professionals, including supervision, performance monitoring, organizational and managerial development, financial management, marketing, strategic planning, fundraising, research, and evaluation.
  • You are a busy person with many responsibilities, but still want to pursue graduate education. Our courses are offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with just one Saturday course, allowing students to more easily balance their professional and personal responsibilities.
  • You want a high-quality graduate education at a reasonable cost. Our tuition and fees are substantially lower than those required by other institutions. We offer financial aid in the form of low-cost loans. We also offer research and teaching assistantships, which provide a partial reduction in tuition and fees as well as a small cash stipend.
  • You want to learn with and from a diverse community of learners from a variety of fields. Our students range from recent recipients of bachelor degrees to mid-career professionals with diverse interests and backgrounds. Our students and alumni consistently tell us how much they enjoy the classroom camaraderie as well as the strong bonds they form with fellow students.
  • You want accessible instructors who are highly qualified in research and practice. Our accomplished faculty are committed to human services scholarship, practice, and education, always responsive to student needs, and committed to student success. They offer their experiences in a variety of fields, including planning, management, social policy, substance abuse, family violence, child welfare, criminal justice, research methodology, financial management, fundraising, and program evaluation.
  • You are devoted to social justice and want a graduate experience and degree with a similar viewpoint. Our program’s guiding principles promote the development of human potential, accountability in the use of resources, and advocacy for change to eliminate social and economic inequities.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Mignon at or 617.287.7384.

Download the MS in Human Services Fact Sheet (PDF)