Human Services Management Degree in Austin with Course Overviews

Located within about five miles of downtown, two schools in the Austin, TX, area offer degree programs in human services. Learn about these colleges' program requirements to make an informed education decision.

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Austin Human Services Management Schools

Although not specifically in human services management, there are undergraduate degree options in human services at a couple of schools in the Austin area. Read about the coursework requirements for each program, and then take a glance at a table of school statistics.

  • St. Edwards University, located three miles from downtown Austin, offers a bachelor's degree program in human services. This program is designed for adult learners who have experience working in the field of human services.
  • Located five miles from the city's center, Austin Community College District offers an associate's degree program in human services through its Human Services Department. This program prepares graduates to work in both the public and private sectors.

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Comparison of Schools

The costs of a program can play a major role in your decision on where to attend college. Explore tuition rates and other stats for the profiled schools in the following table.

St. Edwards University Austin Community College District
School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit* 2-year, public*
Total Enrollment (2014) 4,686* 40,949*
Campus Setting Large city* Large city*
Tuition and Fees 2015-2016 $38,720 for undergraduate students* $2,550 for in-district, $9,210 for in-state and $11,340 for out-of-state students*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2014) 92%* 47%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 78%* Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2014) 83% for full-time students* 56% of full-time students*
Graduation Rate 67% (Students began in 2008)* 8% (Students began in 2011)*

Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics

St. Edwards University

St. Edwards University's human services bachelor's degree program is offered through the division of adult education of its New College.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services

Students in this program complete 36-course credit hours in the major and 12-course credit hours in an area of specialization. Classes in the specialization are drawn from ones covering topics such as nonprofit management, sociology, social work, communications or management. Classes in the major include human services and nonprofit systems, case management, human growth and development, community development and program evaluation. An internship is included in the program's curriculum.

Students in the program may also works towards earning certification in nonprofit management or licensure in chemical dependency counseling. Classes aimed at earning certification include abnormal psychology and counseling the chemically dependent. Classes aimed at earning licensure cover the fundamentals of resource development and budgeting for nonprofit organizations.

The curriculum also includes a fieldwork component. However, students with extensive backgrounds working in human services may complete this requirement by creating a portfolio showcasing their prior experience. Students without experience complete a total of 350 hours of fieldwork in the form of internships and classroom exercises.

Austin Community College District

Austin Community College District's associate's degree program in human services is offered through its Human Services Department.

Associate of Applied Science in General Human Services

This 65-68 credit hour program includes lectures and two internships. Classes cover topics such as the psychology of personal adjustment, special problems of youth, alcohol and drug addictions, human development and counseling theories.

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