Prepare to Lead Human Services Agencies and Organizations

Built for dedicated human services professionals who aspire to effect positive change within the communities they serve, this master’s degree program focuses on the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to lead in a human services agency or organization.

Available fully online with select blended course options, this program is built for students who are currently working (or volunteering) within the human services field and offers you the opportunity to apply what you learn in a real-life setting, integrating your studies with your professional goals.

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Course Highlights

  • Principles of Human Service Management (3 credits)
  • Administration of Human Service Organizations (3 credits)
  • Ethical and Legal Practices in Human Services (3 credits)
  • Foundations of Program Planning and Evaluation (1 credits)
  • Program Planning and Evaluation: Project (2 credits)
  • Leading and Governing Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations (3 credits)
  • Human Services Administration Integrative Capstone (3 credits)
Elective Options (Select 9 credits)
  • Financial Management for Nonprofits (3 credits)
  • Health Care Delivery and Innovation (3 credits)
  • Advocacy and Health Policy (3 credits)
  • Foundations of Organization Communication (3 credits)

See catalog for full details.

Why Granite State College?

Our 30-credit master’s degree program will help you integrate methods of leadership, management and administration, ethical decision making, and program planning and evaluation in an interprofessional learning environment.


Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Our graduate admission criteria includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA average in the last 60 credit hours, or Graduate Degree completed from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA minimum overall.
  • Official transcripts for all previous college work
  • 500-1000 word statement which includes professional goals and aspirations, motivation for applying for the degree, and relevant formal or informal experiences. The statement is evaluated on applicant’s writing and its content alignment with the program’s purpose and outcomes
  • (2) professional or academic references
    Contact information for your references is submitted via the admission application. This will generate an email inviting your references to complete a short questionnaire to assess your candidacy. A formal letter of recommendation is not required; however, your references are welcome to upload one within the questionnaire.
  • Current resume
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