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MS in Human Services - Family and Community Services

The Master of Science in Human Services program with a concentration in Family and Community Services at Purdue University Global is designed to help student learn more about developing programs for children and families. Read on to find out more about this online master's degree program and its offerings.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Community Services

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of Purdue Global's MS in Human Services program should be interested in preparing for leadership positions in the field of human services. This master's program requires that students maintain a grade 'C' minimum throughout their courses in order to stay eligible, and an advanced track could be available. Applicants to Purdue University Global's graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue Global's Master of Science in Human Services program with a concentration in Family and Community Services includes core courses that offer students the chance to develop leadership skills and think critically as they work to develop and implement programs aimed at improving the lives of those with complex societal and/or behavioral problems. The Family and Community Services concentration courses give students the opportunity to focus on family patterns and resiliency, developmental milestones and issues, and advocacy. Internships are available that could offer hands-on application of theories.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

45 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact the financial aid office at Purdue University Global for more information.'

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Community Services:

The master's program is made up of six core courses and three courses within the family and community services concentration. Each course is worth roughly five credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human Services Core Requirements (30 credits)

  • Human Development and Human Behavior in Context
  • Skills and Practice in Human Services
  • History, Multiculturalism, and Diversity in Human Services
  • Professional Ethics and Personal Values
  • Master's Capstone in Human Services
  • Choice between one of the following:
    • Master's Internship in Human Services
    • Open Elective

Family and Community Services Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • Family Resilience Across the Life Span
  • Advocacy for Children and Families
  • Developing and Delivering Family Services

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths

Graduates with a Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Community Services degree could be able to apply problem-solving skills, compassion, historical understanding of people groups, and leadership to aid communities or individuals with high needs. They might be qualified to apply for the following positions:

  • Social or community service manager
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Development director
  • Program manager
  • Executive director
  • Grant writer

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