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Social and Community Services Specialization Master of Science in Human Services

School of Public Service Leadership

Overview

Strengthen your ability to facilitate positive change in your community with Capella University's online Master's in Social & Community Services program. The curriculum is designed to increase your understanding of such critical issues as cultural awareness, utilization of community resources, social change, advocacy and public policy.

Students have the opportunity to experience Capella’s state-of-the-art simulation – Riverbend City. This tool provides an adaptable learning environment where you take on a leadership role while also learning to strengthen the collaboration skills most important to managing crises. You will engage in mission-based scenarios that are tied to discussions and assignments while addressing the general learning outcomes of: communication, research, professionalism, knowledge acquisition, and practice application.

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

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Social and Community Services from Capella, you'll evaluate the theories and practices of the social and community services profession, and advocate for social change through the application of valid, reliable and ethical research. You'll also learn to think and write critically in the social and community services profession.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in social and community services include community organizer, family specialist, generalist case manager, probation or correctional treatment specialist, program coordinator or program manager. Potential workplaces and fields include: aging/gerontology, child welfare/children's services, community organization, employment/occupational social services, international social services, management/administration, mental health/clinical social services or policy and planning.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

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Classes Start August 7th

Masters in Social & Community Services Online Degree Program - Capella University

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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 online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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
$531 per credit, 48 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

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. 

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10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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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.  

Advisors

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

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds 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 resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning–beyond graduation.

Masters in Social & Community Services Online Degree Program - Capella University

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