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 nonprofits, 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.
General Graduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago graduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into graduate degree-seeking, certificate, endorsement and/or post-graduate programs for online and on-campus study in the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Previously admitted students seeking to change programs may do so at the beginning of a semester (only) by submitting a Change-of-Program quick app. Applicants must be in good academic standing according to Concordia University Chicago’s satisfactory academic progress standards at the time of requesting a program change.
|HMS-6000||Introduction to the Human Service Profession||3|
|HMS-6010||Human Service Systems||3|
|HMS-6015||Intervention and Direct Services||3|
|HMS-6030||Information, Planning and Evaluation in Human Services||3|
|HMS-6045||Values, Attitudes & Ethics||3|
|HMS-6995||Internship: Human Services Administration||3|
|Select five of the following: 1||15|
|Introduction to Grants|
|Theories and Models of Evaluation for Grants|
|Principles and Methods of Evaluation for Grants|
|Health Care Systems I|
|Health Care Systems II|
|Innovative Best Practices in Health Care Management|
|Health Care Analytics|
|Leading & Managing Effective Organizations|
|Global Marketing in a Digital Era|
|Organizational Behavior for Competitive Advantage|
|Strategy for Entrepreneurship & Innovation|
|Managing Human Capital|
|Introduction to Not-for-Profit Organizations|
|Financial Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations|
|Topics in Board Governance and Management of Volunteers|
|Fund Development and Management|
|Leadership & Excellence|
|Strategic Leadership & Planning|
Individually designed program (five courses) in consultation with an advisor; students may choose appropriate courses in business, management, marketing and grant writing. Students interested in registering for program electives will work with their advisor and department faculty. Courses may not be available every semester. Contact your advisor for elective registration. If students are interested in other electives they can request the permission of their advisor.
A capstone experience is required for all Concordia University Chicago graduate students. A project/research paper and presentation that applies to the student’s special interest in human services satisfies this requirement. The subject of the paper and presentation needs to be approved by the student’s program leader. The Capstone is completed during the internship semester where the student will provide both the paper and presentation.
- Have on file an application as a degree-seeking graduate student.
- Have on file one official transcript from EACH college/university attended of all previous coursework taken.
- Complete, for the degree being sought:
- the credit hours and levels as designated,
- within the specified time limit,
- with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students completing multiple advanced programs or degrees at CUC must have a 3.0 GPA in each academic program in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- If transfer credit is approved to be applied: have on file an approved “Graduate Transfer Credit Approval” form(s) or evaluation(s).
- Have on file the “Intent to Graduate” form with the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline.
- Have on file, if applicable, necessary copies of a project, thesis or dissertation.
- Take and pass the final examination or terminal requirements in the program during or after the final course.
- Approval of the faculty.
- Payments of all tuition and fees due to Concordia University Chicago. All holds must be removed to receive transcripts and diploma.
Every attempt has been made to include information to aid the student with information about his/her program, degree and graduation/completion requirements. It is, however, the student’s responsibility to complete all steps and meet all deadlines relevant to graduation requirements.