There is an increased need for leaders in the Human Service sector. The online Master of Science in Human Services is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Human Services, in all types of nonprofit, private, public, and government & military organizations.
The Master of Science in Human Services at TUW is offered 100% online, requires 36 semester credits, and can be completed in one year as a full-time student. The Master of Science in Human Services will offer opportunities for professionals to hone their academic skillsets and provide new students with opportunities to pursue a variety of human services careers that are directly related to individuals, communities, and social service organizations.
The program blends theoretical and applied concepts. The curriculum includes professional communications in human services, theories of behavior in human services, professional ethics, non-profit management, financial decision making, research methods for Human services, and program development and evaluation in human services. The culmination of real-world experiences for the current and future human services professionals provides a solid foundation for both professional and new students to human services.
The Master’s in Human Services is a non-licensure degree and is not intended for those seeking mental health licensure or the practice of mental health counseling.
What makes the MS in Human Services different?
Very affordable tuition
No GMAT or GRE required
Finish in one year*
6 start dates throughout the year
*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.
Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.
The curriculum is comprised of 36 semester credits (12 courses) and a capstone course. The Capstone course is the last course taken in the program and provides feedback assessment on the achievement of the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs).
Core Requirements (36 Semester Credits)
HSM 600 Professional Communications in Human Services
HSM 602 Theories of Behavior in Human Services
HSM 604 Cultural and Diversity Perspectives in Human Services
HSM 606 Professional Ethics in Human Services
HSM 608 Management and Leadership in Human Services
HSM 610 Developing Team Collaboration in Human Services
HSM 612 Nonprofit Management in Human Services
HSM 614 Public Policy in Human Services
HSM 616 Financial Decision Making for Human Services Organizations
HSM 618 Research Methods for Human Services
HSM 620 Program Development and Evaluation in Human Services
HSM 699 Capstone
TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs is available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and student loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.
Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:
Have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
A transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:
Submit an application to the University.
As a non-profit institution committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.
Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide. For more information on WSCUC, visit wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.