Master of Arts in Human Services
Colorado Springs Campus · Online · Denver Instructional Site
Serve a greater purpose when you earn your Master of Arts in Human Services at University of the Rockies.
This degree program allows you to embody the values of the human service profession – its history, ethics, and professional standards. You will learn to guide the work of others while understanding the different values, goals, and lifestyles of service consumers and employees. Navigate the structure and operations of service organizations as you develop your own management skills, including grant-writing, planning, managing budgets. Learn to implement information systems and lead people. Your challenging courses include an integrative project, in which you apply your knowledge in a practical way to solve a human-service problem.
Focus your degree by choosing a specialization, either Mental Health Administration or Not-for-Profit Management. Your specialization will consist of three courses, each worth 3 credits, taken at the end of your program.
Your coursework will include discovery and applications in areas such as:
- Human services organizations and systems
- Managing projects and services
- Organizational research in human services agencies
- Grant writing for human services
- Professional ethics
- Labor relations
- Child protection services
- Compensation, benefits, and job analysis
- Employment, recruitment, and job placement
To fulfill the requirements for the Master of Arts in Human Services, you must successfully:
- Complete program coursework of 33 credits
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00
- Pass the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program
Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student's transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.
Your course schedule is flexible and includes these features:
- Classes are offered in a combination of evening and weekend formats.
- Evening courses meet for four hours one night per week over a nine-week term.
- Weekend classes meet on three weekends over the nine-week term.
- The typical course load is two courses per term.
Your course schedule is flexible. Take online courses one at a time. Online courses are offered in an accelerated six-week format and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your faculty members all have earned doctorates and have recent experience practicing what they teach. At University of the Rockies, both the theory and its practical application are taught. Your instructors will enliven your discussions and enhance your feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.