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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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

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.