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. This non-clinical program allows students to choose a specialization based on the types of organizations and people they would like to help. Students who graduate from the master’s in human services online program are prepared to serve others in a variety of human services settings.

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 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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Core Requirements

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
HUSV 5043 Contemporary & Historical Issues in Human Services
HUSV 5053 Legal & Ethical Issues in Human Services
HUSV 5203 Integration of Human Services/Theology
HUSV 5033 Program Planning & Evaluations
HUSV 5233 Multicultural Issues in Human Services
HUSV 5253 Human Services Practicum & Field Experience I
HUSV 5263 Human Services Practicum & Field Experience II
HUSV 5223 Human Services & the Community


Administrative Specialization

HUSV 5023 Organizational Leadership and Management
HUSV 5063 Group Development and Change in Human Services
HUSV 5003 Human Services Administration
BUSI 5213 Organizational Behavior

Gerontology Specialization

GERO 5013 Sociology of Aging
GERO 5023 Aging, Long Term Care, and the Family
GERO 5033 Aging and Disability
GERO 5043 Social Issues on Care for the Aging

Children and Family Specialization

HUSV 5303 Parent and Child Relationship
HUSV 5313 Child Development Ages 0-18
HUSV 5323 Children, Youth, and Family Services: Policy and Practice
HUSV 5333 At-Risk Children

Emergency Management Specialization

HUSV 5403 Evolution of Emergency Management
HUSV 5413 Emergency Planning
HUSV 5423 Crisis Communication
HUSV 5433 Disaster Response and Emergency Operations

Ministry Specialization

PMIN 5233 Managing Change and Conflict
PMIN 5373 Holistic Pastoral Counseling
PMIN 5243 Strategic Missional Leadership
PMIN 5353 Spirit Empowered Discipleship


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

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