Human Services

Mercer University

M.Sc. Blended
24 months
615 USD/credit
615 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Mercer University’s Master of Science in Human Services qualifies individuals to pursue leadership positions in the field. Students learn how to close the gap between people, communities, and resources to improve healthcare services.


 Two program concentrations offer specialized studies of specific populations:

  • Child and Adolescent Services focuses on promoting social change by supporting and advocating for young community members.
  • Gerontology Services prepares professionals to work with aging adult populations through direct services or policy administration.

Designed for busy and working adults

The M.S. in Human Services is offered at Mercer University’s Henry County location in a blended format. Coursework is scheduled in a combination of in-person and online meetings that occurs over eight-week terms. Opportunities to make connections with faculty and classmates are offered across all formats, including online classes. Students can comfortably take two classes per week and maintain a work-life balance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ethics for Human Services Professionals
  • Families in Culture
  • Human Services Systems, Policies, and Procedures
  • Grantmaking
  • Human Behavior and Leadership
  • Marketing, Resource Development, and Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $35 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
  • MAT or GRE Test Score
  • Unofficial MAT or GRE Test Score
  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Résumé: Applicants must submit a current résumé.
  • Interview

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  •  Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
  • Official Translations
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English.
  • Financial Guarantee
  • Visa Status

Tuition Fee

  • International

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    615 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 615 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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