Online Human Services Programs
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Our Human Services degree online is ideal for learners seeking a promising career path where they can match their desire to do what matters to the wide array of human services needs in our society.
Some of us are best suited toward helping others. The range of online human services degrees takes your strengths and develops them to a higher purpose. Here you will find courses that prepare you for working with special populations such as the homeless, victims of domestic violence, those experiencing the effects of poverty and joblessness, the aging, returning veterans and their families, those struggling with addiction and the mentally ill.
Study these special populations while developing your skills. Move into human services careers where you are a case manager, program director or an outreach worker. The possibilities grow as new needs arise in the community. Be a part of this rewarding career option. You can make a difference.
Bachelors and Masters Degree Options in Human Services
B.S. in Human Services
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Addictions counselors, mental health workers, assisted living managers and outreach workers are all potential career opportunities in this field.
Our online bachelor’s degree in human services leads to a diverse collection of career and educational opportunities, including graduate studies in social work, mental health counseling and human services administration. The programs include specialized courses in addictions counseling, case management, gerontology, family and child welfare, as well as human services administration.
M.S. in Human Services Leadership
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Career opportunities in human services are continuing to expand, as is the need for qualified leaders in a field that includes child welfare, mental health, substance abuse, family support, health care, criminal justice and public safety, among others. Whether the goal is a career transition or a promotional opportunity in one of these fields, St. Joseph’s graduate program in human services leadership will develop the specialized leadership skills necessary to position yourself as a respected professional in the industry.
Our program provides human services professionals with a progressive education built on a groundbreaking, research-based leadership-development curriculum. Topics include a focus on financial, legal, regulatory, political, social and historical aspects of the human services industry, all of which are anchored on a contemporary and service-oriented leadership model.
The M.S. in Human Services Leadership consists of 10 courses developed specifically for this program, which incorporate the leadership competencies necessary to develop visionary leaders who will make a positive impact on their organizations and communities at large.
Dual Degree, B.S. in Human Services and M.S. in Human Services Leadership
Two degrees at an accelerated option.
St. Joseph’s University's online dual degree bridges the two popular Human Services degrees to offer a combined B.S./M.S. When students complete the B.S. in Human Services, they will only need six more classes, or 18 credits, to earn their master’s degree. Since they completed four graduate courses as part of their undergraduate degree, they not only save time, but they save money as well.
This combination degree is specially designed to promote and teach the skills of human services work, while at the same time introducing the competencies of management and leadership for students seeking to move up within their agency. Students will graduate knowing the broader field of social welfare, case management and special populations, but also the financial, legal, regulatory, political, social and historical aspects of the human services industry, preparing them to move into managerial roles.
This combination degree accelerates the student’s progress through the degrees, and is especially well suited for those who currently work in the field and need the credentials for advancement.
Advanced Certificate in Human Services Leadership
For students who already have a master’s degree in social work or mental health counseling, or for those newly promoted to a management position in human services, this Advanced Certificate in Human Services Leadership provides a post-baccalaureate credential for those transitioning to a leadership or administrative role in one of the professions in the human services field.
This 12-credit certificate will give you the specific skills necessary for management in the human services, without committing to a second master's degree.
The choice is yours.
An online human services degree lets you choose the setting that matches your own strengths and purpose: social services agencies; mental health centers; family, child, or youth agencies; veterans' service agencies; assisted living housing for the elderly; and addictions counseling agencies, among many others.