Master of Arts in Human Services Administration | Judson University Christian College near Chicago


The Master of Arts in Human Services Administration program prepares students to ethically lead human services organizations. The program cultivates human services leadership development by providing a two-pronged approach, focusing on both human understanding and executive organizational function. Students gain an understanding of populations that human service organizations serve, as well as develop the knowledge and skills related to managing human service organizations from a Christian perspective.

The program dives into human developmental theories and illustrates how theories apply to human systems such as those found in social work or academia. Students will learn to categorize conditions that promote and/or inhibit human functioning and recognize delivery systems that can meet the needs of vulnerable individuals and groups.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Complete your degree in only 19 months
  • Learn from professors who are experts in their field
  • Attend classes one night a week for 4 hours or online
  • Take the program with a group of about 15 students
  • Earn a degree designed for working professionals
  • Get free daycare (available at the Rockford location)

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Campus Locations: Human Services Administration, M.A.

Elgin, Rockford, and Online


What Will My Human Services Career Options Be Upon Graduation?

Diverse Career Opportunities

By gaining your Master of Human Services degree, you are greatly increasing the odds that not only will you have a wide variety of potential occupations, you will also be extremely competitive if you choose to pursue a career in a new industry. Individuals with a Master's in Human Services are employed in many different settings, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Human Services Educator
  • Higher Education Counselor
  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • College Instructor in Human Services
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselor
  • Director of Human Services Agency
  • Geriatric Social Worker

What Human Services Courses Will I Take?

M.A. in Human Services Administration Course List

The Master’s in Human Services program requires 38 credit hours of core courses.

  • HSA501 Fundamentals of Human Services and Counseling Delivery Systems (3 credits)
  • HSA510 Human Growth and Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • HSA512 Interpersonal Relations and Leadership Development (3 credits)
  • HSA515 Counseling Theory (3 credits)
  • HSA522 Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in Human Services Administration (3 credits)
  • HSA623 Human Services Program Planning, Delivery, & Evaluation (3 credits)
  • ORL612 Organizational Finance (3 credits)
  • ORL525 Global Leadership Across Cultures and Distance (3 credits)
  • ORL620 Applied Leadership Decision-Making (3 credits)
  • ORL615 Strategic Leadership (3 credits)
  • ORL505 Analysis and Research Strategies (3 credits)
  • ORL625-A Applied Research Project (1 credit)
  • ORL625-B Applied Research Project (2 credits)
  • ORL625-C Applied Research Project (2 credits)

How Soon Can I Graduate?

Judson’s Professional Studies Division is tailored to adults who are building on work experience or prior education as they seek a Master’s in Human Services. Our students continually report that they are able to attend college and earn a degree while still maintaining their work and family life. Classes meet just one night a week or online. Expect to spend about 15 hours a week on coursework outside of class. You can complete your Master’s in Human Services degree in 19 months.

Take the Next Steps With Us!

Enrolling in Judson University’s Human Services Administration program is easy. And once we’ve received your application materials, we are generally able to get your application processed within 10 business days.

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