The Master of Science in Human Services is a non-licensure program designed to introduce students to the dynamics of human development and interaction. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the primary models, theories, and techniques used in individual, group, and family counseling. This program does not qualify for, and will not enable one to obtain, licensure in any discipline or field from any governmental or regulatory agency. However, students graduating with a MS in Human Services will be prepared to work as private life coaches, in a church setting, governmental agency, or community agency. (Those interested in licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling should consult with the Dean of the School of Human Services.)
A comprehensive understanding of individual and family theories will be established through the core courses of the degree program, and students may utilize elective coursework to concentrate on a specific area of interest, e.g., family studies or ministry.
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Human Services, the graduate will be able to:
These outcomes are assessed in the successful completion of course work and personal educational goals. A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the following capstone course:
FT7381 Human Services Occupational Competency
The Course Requirements of 30 semester credit hours for the degree program Master of Science in Human Services includes program specific courses (15 semester hours), elective courses (12 semester hours), and a capstone course (3 semester hours).
Time Normally Required to Complete the Program
The Master of Science in Human Services may be completed in 4 semesters. A student may take courses on a part-time or full-time basis.
Graduation Requirements for the Master of Science in Human Services
Before being graduated with the Master of Science in Human Services, a student must satisfy the following requirements: