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Human Services, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
Leaders who are passionate about their communities and strive to make a positive impact can have a rewarding career in the challenging, diverse field of human services. The Human Services program at Bellevue University builds leadership, collaboration and advocacy skills and prepares you for a variety of professional roles available in human services.
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With the Human Services program at Bellevue University, you will develop the management skills and global perspective to make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve. 

Whether you want to work directly with people in need, lead others, or work to support service organizations through funding and outreach, the degree will help you reach your goals. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of central issues in human services organizations and the ethical standards for working with diverse populations.

In your final capstone course, you will have an opportunity for hands-on practical application in an internship, fieldwork experience, or independent project in which you can directly apply your administrative skills and knowledge.

The Human Services program at Bellevue University is both for individuals already employed in a human services field and those planning careers in the human services profession. Integrating hands-on, applied to learn with theory.

Program Outcomes

The Master's in Human Services is a non-licensure degree and is not intended for those seeking mental health licensure or the practice of mental health counseling. (For an online counseling degree, see the Masters in Clinical Counseling). After successful completion of the online Master's in Human Services degree, graduates will be able to do the following:

  • Analyze the role of ethical standards in human services.
  • Assess funding strategies and the financial impact on a nonprofit organization’s ability to meet its objectives.
  • Apply leadership and management theories and principles in a human services environment.
  • Analyze the role of community engagement in the human services field.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Human Services Administration
  • Statistics and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Ethics for Human Services
  • Qualitative Research Methods and Program Evaluation
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications for Human Services
  • Social and Cultural Diversity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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