Master of Arts in Human Services
The Master of Arts in Human Services (MAHS) program develops knowledge and skills within a biblical worldview so that graduates are equipped to assess needs and provide support services to people in a variety of situations. You will be prepared to examine individual and systemic needs and solutions applicable to a variety of roles or further study in human or social sciences programs.
Through the human services master's degree program you will develop an understanding of:
Course of study
The Master of Arts in Human Services is granted upon completion of 36 credits. You can earn an MAHS degree in approximately 18–22 months. The degree program is offered in a blended format that combines on-site and online learning.
Master of Arts in Human Services Courses (36 credits)
Core Courses (21 credits)
|HMS5110||Worldview, Leadership, and Human Services (3)|
|HMS5112||Human Services Foundations and Systems (3)|
|HMS5114||Theories of Human Development (3)|
|HMS5210||Research Methods and Human Services (3)|
|HMS5220||Ethics and Legal Issues in Human Services (3)|
|HMS5230||Multicultural/Diversity Issues in Human Services (3)|
|HMS5240||Interviewing and Assessment Skills (3)|
Family Studies Concentration Courses (15 credits)
|HMS5310||Family Studies and Education (3)|
|HMS5312||Family Communication and Relationships (3)|
|HMS5314||Parent Education (3)|
|HMS5316||Marriage and Family Dynamics (3)|
|HMS5318||Intervention Strategies with Families (3)|
See the Graduate & Continuing Education Catalog for course descriptions. Courses subject to change.
The Master of Arts in Human Services (MAHS) program leads to an applied, non-licensure human services master's degree.
Don Johnson, Ph.D., teaches in Northwestern’s adult undergraduate, graduate and traditional undergraduate programs. His extensive background in psychology and personal interests make him a dynamic and engaging instructor. Johnson is also a certified R.A.D. instructor (Rape Aggression Defense) and black belt in both karate and kung fu.
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Through the master of human services program, you will complete coursework and gain knowledge and understanding of:
The MAHS is appropriate for those who work or want to pursue work in private or public social services settings, providing non-therapeutic assistance to people in need.
It is appropriate for people who rely on insight into human needs in their work activities or settings, such pastors, human resource directors, teachers, coaches, nurses, public health workers, law enforcement officers, managers, or student affairs personnel.