Community Intervention and Leadership

This specialization prepares you to engage organizations and communities in social change. You will learn to help organize, coordinate, promote, and lead efforts in communities to improve living and working conditions and assess community needs. This program emphasizes action research, in which you will develop knowledge about working with communities. You will also describe and apply theories of community psychology in relation to social change.

With this specialization, you could work in a variety of settings as a community organizer, community worker, or program director for social services or human services in governmental and NGO organizations.

Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective/specialization courses (15 cr.)
      (includes Grant Writing course with final project targeted to specialization)
    • Capstone (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6000 Course Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code HUMN 6150 Course Helping Individuals, Organizations, and Communities: Introduction to Human Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6152 Course Human Services Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code HUMN 6011 Course Interviewing and Case Management in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6100 Course Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code HUMN 6200 Course Cross-Cultural Ethics in Human and Social Services Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6811 Course Community Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 8207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6660 Course Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals (Capstone) Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6785 Course Prevention, Intervention and Consultation Credits (5 cr.)
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