Get the education you need to make change happen in ways you never thought possible with Southeastern University’s online master’s in human services.

Enhance your career in human services and prepare to assume a leadership position in a variety of settings, including education, social services, behavioral health management, nonprofits and more. Through our convenient online program, you will acquire a theoretical and experiential understanding of the human services field with the skills and knowledge needed to empower others to become all God has called them to be.

While learning from professors who are experienced in their respective fields, further your passion for helping others and leadership through this non-clinical program. Our master’s in human services online program incorporates biblically informed values so that you can develop into an effective servant leader and gain administrative skills you need to elevate and improve the lives of others.

Choose from three specializations to focus your degree toward the type of organization and people you’d like to help:

  • Administrative
  • Children and family
  • Ministry

Our program teaches you how to demonstrate collaborative and effective problem-solving skills using multiple theoretical approaches. Cultivate administrative skills that require application of theory in various situations and settings. You’ll also research contemporary issues in the field to provide practical solutions and communicate results through clear, concise and appropriate media.

This program is ideal for those working in helping professions. It does not, however, prepare you for state licensure as a clinical professional.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

The master’s in human services online program includes a total of 36 credits, with 24 credits making up the core curriculum. In order to fulfill the remaining 12 credits, you must choose a specialization: children and family, administrative or ministry.

Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s master’s in human services program must have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s master’s in human services online degree, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • A four- to five-page personal statement addressing your reason for seeking a graduate degree in human services as a practitioner
  • Three references: academic, personal and professional

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $495 per credit hour $17,820
Technology Fee $150 per semester $600
General Student Fee $150 per semester $600
Totals $19,020

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.

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Career Outcomes

The online master’s in human services prepares you for a variety of rewarding careers in the field. Some of the possible career outcomes include:

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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