The Master of Science in Human Services Administration (MSHSA) prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead in human services agencies or organizations. Students will integrate methods of leadership, management and administration, ethical decision making, and program planning and evaluation in an interprofessional learning environment. The MSHSA provides graduates with the education needed to assume roles as administrators, managers, or leaders within the human service industry.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Integrate historical perspectives and emerging trends related to human services;
2. Evaluate the interaction of human systems including individual, interpersonal, group, family, organizational, community, and societal. 3. Compare and contrast human services delivery systems and organizations;
4. Develop knowledge and skill in disciplined inquiry and information literacy;
5. Develop program planning and evaluation that assist individuals and groups in promoting optimal functioning, growth, and goal attainment;
6. Integrate knowledge, theory, and skills in administrative aspects of human services;
7. Apply legal and ethical standards relevant to human service delivery;
8. Synthesize the knowledge, theory, skills, and professional behaviors that are congruent with the human services profession.
- Completed Admissions Application
- Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a: 3.0 GPA minimum for the last 60 credit hours attempted, or 3.0 GPA minimum overall (undergraduate),
or Graduate Degree completed from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA minimum overall.
- 500-1000 word statement which includes professional goals and aspirations, motivation for applying for the degree, and relevant formal or informal experiences.
- Two signed letters of professional or academic reference and/or two completed recommendation forms.
- Current resume.
- Official transcripts of all previous college work (with translation and evaluation if completed outside of the United States) sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office, by the Registrar of the colleges or universities attended.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 30 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
|Major in Human Services Administration 1|
|HMSV 800||Principles of Human Service Management||3|
|HMSV 803||Administration of Human Service Organizations||3|
|HMSV 805||Ethical and Legal Practices in Human Services||3|
|INST 803||Foundations of Program Planning and Evaluation||1|
|INST 823||Program Planning and Evaluation: Project||2|
|LD 827||Leading and Governing Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|LD 832||Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations||3|
|Select three from the following:||9|
|Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations|
|Health Care Delivery and Innovations|
|Advocacy and Health Policy|
|Foundations of Organizational Communication|
|HMSV 850||Human Services Administration Integrative Capstone||3|
A minimum grade of C is required in all coursework.