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Human services professionals are a vital resource for people and communities. The MS in Human Services program at Capella is designed to elevate your skills and help you build advanced expertise in one of two specializations.
Our online master’s in human services program is taught by scholar-practitioner faculty who help you build on your current knowledge and develop your professional skill set to meet real-world challenges in the field.
As an MS in Human Services student, you’ll begin with core courses that lay the foundation for your program and help strengthen your skills in key areas of human services theory and practice. From there, you’ll move into the coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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Applicants to the MS in Human Services program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for each MHA specialization: Leadership and Organizational Management, Social and Community Services
The total cost of your MS in Human Services program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for each specialization: Leadership and Organizational Management, Social and Community Services
Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for the next phases of your human services career.*
*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.
Build leadership skills and take on real-world challenges with RiverBend City, which simulates on-the-job situations.
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.
Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $2.5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your master’s degree.