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MS in Human Services - Organizational and Social Services

Students of Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Human Services program with a concentration in Organizational and Social Services have the opportunity to learn about human services program development, evaluation, and management. Read on for more details about this online graduate degree here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Organizational and Social Services

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

It could be helpful for students to have taken undergraduate sociology and psychology courses before enrolling in this Human Services master's degree program. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Human Services - Organizational and Social Services program is focused on helping students build strong leadership and administrative skills applicable to the human services field. Concentration courses offer students the opportunity to learn about fundraising practices, grant writing processes, human service program evaluation and implementation, and the foundations of nonprofit management. In the core curriculum, students can study more about human service advocacy, delivery systems, group and individual assessments, and human diversity. The program culminates in an extensive research project in which students draw on and apply knowledge of concepts addressed throughout the coursework.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

45 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Organizational and Social Services:

Students will be required to complete 30 credits of core courses in human services and three concentration courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (30 credits)

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

Organizational and Social Services Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • Research, Grant Writing, and Funding
  • Program Development and Administration
  • Organizational Nonprofit Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they have met all requirements of the MS in Human Services - Organizational and Social Services program, graduates could be prepared to assume managerial roles in a variety of professional settings. Having studied in areas of program administration and leadership practices, graduates could qualify for senior management or executive positions in counseling centers, nonprofit organizations, and community outreach centers.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Human services policy administrator
  • Nonprofit program director
  • Community outreach program director
  • Executive director of funding - nonprofit

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