Online Master of Science in Human Services

36
Credit Hours
1
Avg. Completion
Years

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 9 credits

Accreditation

WSCUC

Master of Science in Human Services Curriculum (HSM)

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)

Course Description

Throughout this course, students will explore communications skills and techniques useful for professionals in human services to collaborate with individuals, communities, and agencies in the human service field. Special emphasis will explore professional and academic writing as well as examining a variety of contemporary digital media platforms.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students receive a broad overview of theories useful in the human services profession. Special emphasis is placed on the value of theories of behavior in human services to include social cognition, social learning, motivation, conflict and systems theory. Students have an opportunity to apply theory to human services in variety of settings.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to culture and diverse perspectives in the human services field. Students have an opportunity to explore strategies to generate cultural self-awareness for professionals, which is invaluable in minimizing biases in the human services field by exploring diverse perspectives such as age, gender, human sexuality, and economic and cultural background in a variety of settings.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students examine professional ethic issues in the discipline of human services. The course provides an introduction to analyzing various moral and ethical dilemmas, and legal and ethical responsibilities for human service professionals. Students will also explore topics related to informed consent, confidentiality, and client rights.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides an overview on management skills for the 21st century human service professional. Students will compare and contrast management and leadership theories and styles applicable to various human services organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students examine the role of team collaboration and the associated influence of management and leadership to foster communications between human services professionals within and across communities and agencies. Special emphasis is on group dynamics and motivation theories applicable to human services organizations in a variety of settings.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students explore management of human services in the nonprofit sector. Students explore the unique characteristics associated with management and leadership for nonprofit organizations’ stakeholders to include volunteers, professional staff, and regulatory agencies. Students receive a brief overview of managerial strategies for funding in nonprofit human service organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course examines contemporary issues, strategies and implementation of public policy in human services. Students will explore policy strategies and analysis in areas such as child/youth welfare, socio-economic status, community based initiatives, family strengthening, social services, vulnerable populations, and poverty.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students explore the fundamental techniques for successful financial decision making in human services. Special emphasis includes basic terminology relevant to finance in human services, learning how assess the health of the organization through financial reports, and utilize the reports and lessons learned to make sound financial decision-making in a human services organization.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course serves as an introduction to graduate level research in the human services field. Students learn about the research process and receive a general overview of the ways that human service professionals apply knowledge from research into practice. Special emphasis is on the design and execution of both quantitative and qualitative research in the human services, and which designs are most useful to address contemporary human services problems.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides the students the capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate human service programs. Students learn to plan and evaluate a human services organization that contributes to a community and/or society. Special emphasis is on types of evaluations used in human services based on the desired outcome of the human services professional.

Credits

3

Course Description

The Capstone Course is the final course in the Master of Science in Human Services degree program. The capstone is intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to integrate all facets of human services by developing a Capstone assignment that applies what has been learned to a real-world scenario.

Credits

3

WSCUC Accreditation

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 www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.