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Human Services Administration MA

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1 Class at a Time Study in Elgin, Rockford, or Online
18 Months Time to Completion You can shorten with transfer credit
$750 Cost Per Credit Hour Multiple financial aid options available
36 Credit Hours Required
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Develop strategies to improve the lives of at-risk groups

With your Master of Arts in Human Services Administration from Judson University, you can take charge of organizations that support vulnerable individuals and families. Combine executive-level business skills with empathy and understanding to become a competent, compassionate leader.

When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply human developmental theories to social work practices
  • Demonstrate advanced business and leadership techniques to maintain your organization’s structure and finances
  • Employ effective human services practices that help improve quality of life

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Why do future human services leaders choose Judson?

Tuition below the private-college average

  • $750 Cost Per Credit Hour (below the national private university average for graduate programs) - Source: IPEDS
  • 91% of Judson students lower their out-of-pocket costs by receiving financial aid

Your master’s, on your schedule

  • Plan to spend about 15 hours each week working on assignments.

Courses that build effectiveness and empathy

Courses blend theory and strategy with opportunities for real-world research and application.

Course List
  • HSA 522 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Human Services Administration
  • HSA 623 Human Services Program Planning, Delivery, and Evaluation
  • MHC 504 Fundamentals of Human Services and Counseling Delivery Systems
  • MHC 510 Human Growth and Lifespan Development
  • MHC 512 Interpersonal Relations and Leadership Development
  • MHC 515 Counseling Theory
  • ORL 505 Analysis and Research Strategies
  • ORL 525 Global Leadership
  • ORL 612 Organizational Finance
  • ORL 616 Strategic Writing and Communications
  • ORL 620 Applied Leadership Decision Making
  • ORL 625 Applied Research Project in Leadership

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Illinois needs more managers like you

Illinois is projected to average 625 job openings each year statewide for social and community service managers through 2030.

Earning a Human Services Administration master’s and gaining work experience prepares you for such career opportunities as:

  • Preschool and childcare center director


  • Social and community service manager


  • Student services coordinator


Annual mean wage in Illinois as of May 2020/November 2021. Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and

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Giving you strength you as you prepare to strengthen others

Always by your side, in-person or online

No matter how you take classes, you have easy access to Judson’s wide variety of supportive people and resources, such as:

  • Enrollment and Success Coaches who help you navigate the application and enrollment processes, stay on top of your coursework, and maintain school-life balance.
  • 24/7 tech helpdesk takes the worry out of virtually accessing classes and assignments.
  • Tutoring and academic support empowers you to thrive, even in difficult classes and assignments.

A community committed to each other

  • With an average class size of 15 students in this program, you’ll become close with your classmates.
  • Smaller classes also means more one-on-one conversations with Judson’s expert instructors.
  • 94% of Judson students recommend us to a friend because of the quality and community they find here.

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Make a meaningful impact with your master’s