Program Chair: Teri Stein-Merrill
Mae Hicks-Jones, Amy Michals
Statement of Purpose
The Master of Arts in Human Services Administration program prepares students to ethically lead human services organizations. The program promotes human services leadership development by providing a two pronged approach, focusing on both human understanding and executive organizational function. Students gain an understanding of populations that human service organizations serve, as well as develop the knowledge and skills related to managing human service organizations from a Christian perspective. Academic excellence is encouraged through rigorous coursework including an Applied Research Project, ensuring that graduates are equipped to become leaders in the human services organizations.
The Master of Arts in Human Services Administration degree program combines several attractive features to enhance the process of graduate study. Those features include:
- Professors who are experts in their field
- Classes meet one night per week for 4 hours or online
- Focus on practical application of theory in a human services setting
- Clear plan of the course sequence
- Completion of the program with a group of about 12
- Degree completion in as little as 18 months
The MAHSA Program Equips Students to...
- Summarize the historical development of the human service profession and associate concepts with current trends in the field
- Explain human developmental theories and illustrate how theories apply to human systems, including individuals, groups, and communities
- Categorize conditions that promote and/or inhibit human functioning and recognize delivery systems that can meet the needs of vulnerable individuals and groups
- Manage and evaluate information in a manner that it may be clearly communicated in both oral and written form
- Analyze, plan, and implement community-based programs
- Devise appropriate direct intervention strategies and evaluate outcomes
- Evaluate personal values and interpersonal styles, articulate strengths and limitations, and integrate this knowledge within a Christian framework to achieve goals within a professional context
- Manage and lead a human services organization through developing budgets, strategic planning, and conflict resolution
- Promote understanding of human services ethics and their application in practice
- No grade lower than C is accepted. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
- A maximum of 6 credit hours may transfer into the program. All transfer courses must be approved by the program director.
- Blocks A and B may be completed in any order. Block C must always be the final block.
|MHC504||Fundamentals of Human Services Counseling and Delivery Systems||3|
|MHC510||Human Growth and Lifespan Development||3|
|MHC512||Interpersonal Relations and Leadership||3|
|ORL616||Strategic Writing and Communication||3|
|ORL620||Applied Leadership Decision Making||3|
|HSA522||Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services||3|
|ORL525||Global Leadership: Leading Across Cultures and Distance||3|
|HSA623||Human Services Program Planning,Delivery and Evaluation||3|
|ORL505||Analysis and Research Strategies||3|
|ORL625||Applied Research Project in Leadership||3|