Master of Arts in Human Services (MAHS)

Program Goals

The Master of Arts in Human Services (MAHS) Program is designed for working adults with administrative/supervisory positions in human services agencies who are looking to gain graduate credentials and move up the career ladder. The MAHS program builds on prior knowledge and experience as it prepares experienced human service workers to bring about effective change through a combination of academic and performance-based learning, using a systems approach to research and solve problems at the personal, agency, and community levels. The program’s aim is to produce leaders with the skills to administer programs effectively, develop and implement policies efficiently, and manage employees ethically and productively.  It requires 30 hours of academic credit, a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (B) or better, and can be completed in one academic year.  


Students exiting the MAHS Program will be able to

  1. Develop appropriate ethical interventions and apply them to field-based projects.
  2. Differentiate between individual, group and organizational dynamics to facilitate positive behavioral change in field-based projects.
  3. Evaluate principles of organizational and social change in systems, illustrating how they impact field-based projects.
  4. Use action research to design and evaluate a field-based grant proposal and display professional communication skills in a written and oral presentation of that project and in a portfolio of current administrative skills and knowledge. 


Please see the University Catalog for admission requirements, program requirements and course sequence.