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MA in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management

Individuals interested in preparing for management positions in the non-profit sector should consider the Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization at University of the Rockies. Learn more here about how the Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization program can help prepare students for a career in human services.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization

School Offering Program:

University of the Rockies; School of Social, Human, and Educational Development

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

If you seek admission to a Master of Arts degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent international degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. If you enter with a bachelor's degree earned with a grade point average of 2.0 to 2.99, you will be placed on Academic Watch. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Enrollment in the Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization program at University of the Rockies offers students the opportunity to study the definition and value of social capital, methods for recruiting and training volunteers, principles of philanthropy, legal and financial issues facing non-profit organizations, and the funding of non-profit organizations through grants and external sources. Coursework includes an overview of the human services field, grant writing, applied research, factors impacting the structure of human organizations, and social psychology. The program also includes an integrative project-based course.

Learning Format:

Online and Denver

Total Credits Required:

33 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Aid opportunities include scholarships, federal financial aid programs, and veterans benefits programs.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of the Rockies to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Course Requirements

  • HUM 6500: Issues in Human Diversity (3 credits)
  • HUM 5010: Overview of Human Services (3 credits)
  • PSY 5280: Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice (3 credits)*
  • PSY 5420: Principles of Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • ORG 6503: Organizational Theories & Systems (3 credits)
  • HUM 5060: Grant Writing in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 6405: Applied Research in Human Services (3 credits)
  • HUM 5100: Integrative Project for Human Services Learners (3 credits)
  • ORG 6515: Social Capital (Networking in Organizations) (3 credits)
  • HUM 5210: Recruiting & Coaching Volunteers (3 credits)
  • HUM 5220: Non-Profit Principles & Practices (3 credits)

* This course may not be transferred in.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

The Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization program can help students prepare for doctoral studies. Graduates of the program may be interested in doctorate programs at University of the Rockies, such as the Doctor of Psychology with a specialization in Non-Profit Management or the Doctor of Psychology with a specialization in Organizational Leadership.

Career Paths:

Upon successful completion of the Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management Specialization program, students may wish to seek a variety of management positions within non-profit organizations and agencies. Graduates may find positions such as:

  • Chief executive
  • Legislator
  • Human service manager
  • Compliance officer

Special terms and conditions:

The Master of Arts in Human Services is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. University of the Rockies does not represent that this program meets certification or licensure requirements in any state. It is the student's responsibility to review any state certification or licensure requirements in their intended field of employment.

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