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Program Evaluation and Data Analytics Specialization Master of Science in Human Services

School of Counseling and Human Services

Make a Greater Impact with Data-Driven Leadership

Your ability to inspire transformational change goes beyond your passion. It also takes a combination of practical experience and the skills to create, evaluate, and optimize human services programs for success. Our online Master of Science in Human Services, Program Evaluation and Data Analytics is based on a collaborative model which brings all of these skills together. You’ll receive the tools needed to advance your career so that you can better advocate for those you serve.  

This program is not designed to meet licensure requirements for the social work and counseling professions.

At a Glance

  • 100% Online 
  • 5 Core Courses
  • 4 Specialization Courses 
  • 2 Elective Courses 
  • 1 Integrative Project

Classes Start October 8th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admission Requirements » | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Develop a Theoretical Framework

Evaluate the theories and practices of the human services profession.

Advocate Effectively

Advocate for social change with diverse populations through the application of valid, reliable, and ethical research.

Manage with Insight

Conduct valid, reliable, and ethical program evaluation and design in the human services discipline.

Decide Using Data

Prevent and identify redundant services, and improve efficiencies for more effective operations.

Lead Strategically

Apply leadership strategies to effectively manage for-profit, nonprofit, and government organizations.

Develop Cultural Competence

Apply professional ethics and cultural competence in the human services profession.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Big Data for Community Change

Develop an understanding of Big Data trends, models, and insights to effect decisions for change in your community.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Gain the most relevant skills and knowledge with a competency based curriculum designed around professional standards.


Apply what you learn in a multidisciplinary environment with interactive tools that develop skills in collaboration and leadership. Through your coursework you will encounter challenging, realistic problems designed to help you become a more effective leader.


Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$539 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Student Success Story

"I learned more about things I hadn’t been exposed to before."

Jerry Vuchak
Master of Science in Human Services

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

This specialization applies Big Data to human services delivery.  Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles, conduct program evaluations, use data analytics, and effectively manage organizations.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
HMSV5500 Foundations in Human Services Analytics
HMSV5334 Diversity and Inclusion in Human Services
HMSV5510 Data Sources in Human Services Analytics
HMSV5520 Reporting Solutions in Human Services Analytics
HMSV5530 Statistical Methods in Human Service Analytics


Build and assess your leadership skills by applying them within social, cultural, and global markets through the use of case studies and interactive projects.

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Why Collaboration is Key to Human Services

Collaboration is the new norm for human services. These three examples from the field demonstrate why.

Find the Right Human Services Career for You

Jobs in human services range from working with clients to managing organizations to building infrastructures.

Which Human Service or Public Service Career Path Is Best for Me?

A guide to options for working in public safety, public administration, or human services.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online Master of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Program Evaluation and Data Analytics.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Program analyst**
  • Management analyst**
  • Data analyst**
  • Social services manager
  • Social services director
  • Director
  • Executive director
  • Adoption services manager
  • Program director, children and family services
  • Director of child welfare services
  • Program manager, children and family services
  • Vocational rehabilitation administrator

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Individual and family services
  • Executive, legislative and other general government support
  • Religious, grant making, civic, professional, and similar organizations
  • Nursing and residential care facility
  • Community and vocational rehabilitation service
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Private for-profit social service company
  • Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Shelter

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

** This related job title is based on Capella’s research into potential future market trends. Markets change and industries can rapidly evolve. Learners bear the responsibility for understanding job demand for their field of study.

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