An increased need for community support services means a growing demand for people with advanced degrees who can step into leadership roles in human services organizations. By 2022, employment of human services managers is expected to grow by 21%, faster than the average for all occupations.*
With our MS in Human and Social Services, you can prepare to help clients navigate social services in various settings around the world, including government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), foundations, and religious organizations.
In addition, U.S.-based and international charities are key employers of MS in Human and Social Services graduates. Since they tend to focus on vulnerable populations, charities need professionals with specialized administrative and case-management expertise.
The MS in Human and Social Services can help prepare you for a variety of positions, including:†
- Human services professional
- Human services administrator (coordinator, director, program lead)
- Agency coordinator
- Foster care counselor
- Family services specialist
- Program director
- Development director
- Medical and health services manager
- Social and community service manager
- Emergency management manager
- Community and social service specialist
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition, Social and Community Service Managers,” on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm (viewed online April 2, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
†Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.