The master of arts in human services administration program promotes leadership and service to others. It addresses the needs of students who are moving into supervisory roles to lead agencies that provide social services to a wide variety of clients. These organizations could include non-profits, for-profit services and government agencies. A combination of knowledge and skills in both management and human development provides a strong framework for understanding such administrative roles.
The Human Services Administration Program is designed to enable students to: acquire a core of knowledge related to effective leadership positions within human services agencies, develop organizational and managerial skills necessary for competent administration, integrate a theoretical orientation with practical competency in the realm of human relations, and assume positions of an administrative nature in various health care agencies.
Specifically, the core coursework in the Human Services Administration Graduate Program emphasizes knowledge and skills in the following areas:
History and trends in community mental health. Program development and service delivery to diverse clientele. Intake and treatment plan interventions emphasizing current psychological criteria.
Introduces the purpose, methods, and ethics for conducting and interpreting research in psychology and behavioral sciences. Emphasis on understanding research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation allowing the development of necessary knowledge to critique research studies.Or
Focus on structure of programs, financial and legal concerns, agency management, evaluation of services and planning.
Choose one graduate level ethics course.
One 6000-level ACC course
One 6000-level MGT course
One 6000-level MKT course
One additional 6000-level ACC, MGT, or MKT course
Choose two 6000-level courses from CED, PSY, SOC, or SOW.