The Master of Arts in Human Services is a generalist degree designed to provide a broad-based body of knowledge in related fields, with an emphasis in counseling, gerontology and psychology in order to meet the expressed needs of human services personnel in community health centers, family service agencies and human resources divisions of organizations. This program, both for individuals seeking entry-level positions and for professionals who desire to upgrade their positions in the field of human services, allows for electives from a variety of disciplines to meet the specific interests in human services.
This program is designed to enable students to:
- Become aware of the increasing scope of human services, especially in outpatient settings such as community mental health centers and family service agencies.
- Acquire a core of knowledge related to the various helping professions, such as counseling, gerontology, health and psychology, among others.
- Develop competency in care-giving skills in settings where such care is typically provided in the community.
- Work as middle-level practitioners in community settings and human resources divisions of organizations.
- Assume positions in various health care and family services where management, consultation, referral skills or administration are major job responsibilities.
- Pursue doctoral-level studies.
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-6495||Administration of Human Services||3|
|HMS-6925||Internship: Human Services||3|
|Select four of the following1:||12|
|Counseling Theory And Practice|
|Counseling Techniques and Interventions|
|Career Counseling & Education|
|Counseling and Human Development|
|Clinical Mental Health Counseling Profession|
|Transforming Crisis into Wellness and Prevention|
|Clinical Group Counseling|
|Substance/Alcohol Abuse and Treatment|
|Counseling and Psychopharmacology|
|Family Systems Theory and Therapy|
|Applied Psychopathology & Diagnosis|
|Perspectives in Gerontology|
|Adult Development & Aging|
|Sociology of Aging|
|Program Management in Aging|
|Public Policies & Aging|
|Diversity in Aging|
|Advanced Topics in Gerontology|
|Budgeting, Grant Writing and Third Source Funding|
|Introduction to Grants|
|Introduction to Not-for-Profit Organizations|
|Theories and Models of Evaluation for Grants|
|Principles and Methods of Evaluation for Grants|
|Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives in Women’s and Gender Studies|
|Epistemological Foundations of Women’s and Gender Studies|
Individually designed program (four courses) in consultation with an advisor; students may choose appropriate courses in counseling, gerontology and psychology. Students interested in registering for other electives must have the approval 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.