Administration of
Human Services

Master of Science


Program Requirements

To qualify for the Master of Science in Administration of Human Services degree, a student must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours (6 core courses and 5 electives), with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. All students must satisfactorily complete the six core courses in residence, which includes a 120-hour guided practicum or capstone master's project, depending on the work history of the student. The remaining five courses are taken as electives from any of the courses offered in the program. Credits may be awarded toward the degree through the transfer of relevant graduate level course credits from another regionally accredited college or university.

Course Requirements

The core of the program provides the student with the academic quality and rigor required as a base from which to build, according to individual interests and needs in a specific area of human services. Students may also choose elective courses that will best prepare them to meet their own academic goals and professional aspirations.

Through the core curriculum and electives offerings, students will receive solid skills training in program management, supervision and administration of human service organizations, as well as the framework and theories of human services delivery systems. The guided practicum or capstone master’s project will provide real-world, experiential learning to allow students to integrate knowledge and skills in a balance of academic rigor and applied practice.

All students take a common core of 18 credits related to theory, ethics, research and program evaluation, contemporary issues, administration, and a 120-hour guided practicum experience. The remaining 15 credits may be taken as electives.

Core Courses

All students must satisfactorily complete the following core


AHS 6600 Available Online  Survey of Human Services

AHS 6610 Available Online  Administration of Human Service Organizations

AHS 6620 Available Online Legal and Ethical Issues
in Human Service Administration

AHS 6630 Available Online  Research, Design and Evaluation of Programs
in Human Services

AHS 6640 Available Online  Contemporary Issues
in Administration of Human Services

AHS 8100 Available Online Guided Practicum
in Administration of Human Services


AHS 8200 Available Online Capstone Project
in Human Services Administration


Select five courses from any of the courses offered in the


AHS 7610 Available Online Structure and Dynamics of Relationships,
Organizations, Communities and Societies

AHS 7615 Available Online Topics: Administering Faith-Based Human Services

AHS 7620 Available Online Technology and Information Management
in Human Services

AHS 7625 Available Online Administering Disability Services

AHS 7630 Available Online Communication in Human Services

AHS 7634 Leadership Through Films (which is cross-listed with MAJ 6634 Available Online)

AHS 7640 Available Online Social Policy, Advocacy and Human Services

AHS 7645 Available Online Financial Management in Human Services

AHS 7650 Available Online Managing Children and Family Services

AHS 7655 Available Online Principles of Creating a Human Services Organization

AHS 7670 Available Online Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Management

AHS 7675 Available Online Grant Writing and Grant Management in the Human Service Environment

AHS 7680 Available Online Administering Programs for Senior Adults

AHS 7685 Available Online Fund Development and Fundraising in the Human Service Environment

AHS 7690 Available Online Volunteer Management

AHS 8110 Available Online Guided Practicum – Part II

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.