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 the master’s in human services online program are prepared for leadership positions in a variety of settings, including social services, education, behavioral health management, 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 www.seu.edu/apply
  • 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 4- to 5-page personal statement addressing student’s reason for seeking a graduate degree in human services as a practitioner
  • Three references (academic, professional, personal)
  • Submit to a background check

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Courses

Core Requirements

Specializations

Administrative Specialization
Gerontology Specialization
Children and Family Specialization
Emergency Management Specialization
Ministry Specialization

Careers

Students who complete the human services program will be prepared for careers such as:

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