Community and Social Services

This specialization prepares you to work in community social work in nonlicensure roles. You will study the prevention, intervention, and promotion of well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations. Courses also explore the theoretical, ethical, social, political and cultural factors that influence social services programs. You will learn how to identify the needs of individuals and families and to help these clients navigate services in their communities.

This specialization helps prepare you for a career as a community case worker, program coordinator or developer, or nonclinical social services worker in agencies.

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 specialist 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 6060 Course Social Work Theory and Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code HUMN 6207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6660 Course Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code HUMN 6811 Course Community Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
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