Human Services

College of Professional Studies
Study Options
Part Time, Online
Boston, Seattle
Full Program Description

Professionals with graduate degrees in human services are needed to address a wide range of societal issues—whether by providing direct services, supervising personnel, or administering programs and policies. Often responsible for working with vulnerable populations, human service professionals must be adept at conducting assessments, developing service plans and policies, leading interdisciplinary teams, and managing care for at-risk clients.

Program Objectives

  • Examine the development of human service policies and organizations
  • Explore organizational behavior and leadership issues in human service organizations
  • Develop a conceptual framework for developing effective employee assistance programs

Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, human services is one of the fastest growing fields in the country. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the field of human services is expected to add about 114,000 new jobs in the coming decade.