Family Studies and Interventions

In diverse populations, human services professionals must be in tune with the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized populations such as low income, single parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender. In this MS in Human Services specialization, you will explore a broad spectrum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention. At the completion of your studies, you will be able to recognize special treatment considerations and develop multimodal therapeutic approaches.

With this specialization, you can pursue careers such as community worker in family agencies, special needs assessment, and food and housing workers. Graduates are particularly skilled at developing multimodal therapeutic approaches and recognizing special treatment considerations within a diverse client delivery system.

Note on Licensure: The MS in Human 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

  • 53 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (25 cr.)
    • Elective/specialization courses (20 cr.)
    • 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

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HUMN 6000 Course Foundation of Graduate Study in Human Services Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6160 Course The Advanced Human Services Professional Practitioner in a Changing World Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6161 Course Assessment and Motivational Interviewing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6162 Course Cultural Humility and Diversity Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6164 Course Crisis and Family Interventions Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6361 Course Human Sexuality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6207 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6811 Course Community Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6815 Course Introduction to Dimensions of Contemporary Aging Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HUMN 6660 Course Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Human Services Professionals Credits (5 cr.)
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