Master of Arts in Human Services

Southeastern’s Master of Arts in Human Services degree provides students with a theoretical and experience-based understanding of the human services profession. It is grounded in a core of specialized courses with additional course work in one of four specializations: administration, gerontology, children and family, and emergency management. Students who graduate from this program are prepared for leadership positions in a variety of settings, including social services, education, behavioral health management, counseling organizations, nonprofits, and health care.

Program Outcomes

Students who complete the MA in Human Services program will:

  • Integrate the principles of the human services profession’s biblically informed values.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and effective problem-solving skills using multiple theoretical approaches.
  • Develop administration skills that require the application of theory in a variety of situations and settings pertaining to human service agencies.
  • Research contemporary issues in human services to provide practical solutions, and communicate results through clear, concise, and appropriate media.

Total Credits: 36 hours
Program Length: Classes offered in 8-week sessions; may be completed in as few as 12 months
Program Delivery: Online classes
Tuition: $495 per credit hour

Admission Requirements

  • Submit an application to
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcripts required)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for provisional standing)
  • Submit an official GRE or MAT score
  • A writing sample
  • Three references (academic, professional, personal)
  • Submit to a background check

Students must take the following courses before entering this program:
Introduction to Human Services
Program Planning and Evaluation


Core Requirements


Administrative Specialization
Gerontology Specialization
Children and Family Specialization
Emergency Management Specialization