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Leadership and Organizational Management
Master of Science in Human Services

Social change takes dedication, but it also requires specific leadership skills. This vital skill set comes together in the online Master of Science in Human Services, Leadership and Organizational Management from Capella. The curriculum can help you develop your unique passion and leadership style, and equip you with skills to make a social, economic, and cultural impact in nonprofit, for-profit, and government settings. The faculty is a collaboration of leading scholars and practitioners in evidence-based client care and leadership. Expand your career horizons as you establish the ability to manage resources, design new initiatives, elevate communication, and leverage data to empower your organization.

Transformational leadership

Develop and apply leadership skills to drive transformational change in your community and across diverse institutions.

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 relevant skills and knowledge from a competency-based curriculum designed around the Council for Standards in Human Services Education and the National Organization for Human Services.

Classes start June 6

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • 100% online
  • 5 Core courses
  • 5 Specialization courses
  • 1 Elective course
  • 1 Capstone

Reduce your tuition by $2,500

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with an MS in Human Services degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MSHS in Leadership and Organizational Management.

Job titles to explore

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

Employment settings to explore

  • Individual and family services
  • Executive, legislative, and other general government support
  • Religious, grantmaking, 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 are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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