Master of Arts in Human Services Delivery (MHSD)

Program Goals

The proposed Master of Arts in Human Services Delivery (MHSD) program is a 30-credit degree program that offers students an opportunity to learn advanced concepts, skills, and application of human services delivery.  The MHSD program will serve as a gateway for educating practitioners who are in need of an advanced degree in order to increase their skills at applying theory to practice and working effectively with a range of populations. 

Building on our successful tradition of providing an innovative human services graduate program for adult learners, the MHSD will make it possible for students to integrate their field experiences with comprehensive course work to enable them to become proficient, skilled, and knowledgeable leaders within their respective agencies and communities.  Professional and personal development will be enhanced through a combination of academic and performance-based experiences that focus on theoretical application, action research and problem-solving skills among the dimensions of values/ethics, psychology, systems, and professional communication.

Students who are enrolled full time, students can complete their 30-credit coursework in one academic year.  All courses earn three credits except for a 6-credit combination internship/capstone course.   

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Outcomes

Students exiting the MHSD Program will be able to:

  1. Identify standards of professional ethics and demonstrate adherence to these standards in client care;
  2. Evaluate similarities and differences in major psychological theories and apply them appropriately for individual, group, organizational and community change in direct care service delivery;
  3. Compare direct care service delivery models and integrate them effectively into service delivery;
  4. Employ principles of systems theory and other social science models to bring about culturally competent client advocacy and care;
  5. Communicate strategies for integrating research theory and practice;
  6. Communicate professionally in writing and orally.

 

Requirements

 

SEMESTER

COURSES

SEMESTER 1A

HSD 621 Life Span Development
HSD 632 Group Dynamics

SEMESTER 1B

HSD 611 Professional Ethics in Client Care
HSD 612 Theories of Interventions

SEMESTER 2A

HSD 622 Case Management
HSD 631 Theories of Intervention II

SEMESTER 2B

HSD 741 Action Research
HSD 742 Social Policy and Program Evaluation

SEMESTER 3

HSD 751 Capstone – Human Services Delivery