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Advanced Training for Tomorrow’s Human Services Leaders

Earning a master’s degree in human services can lead to a variety of interesting jobs in many different places. Occupations in this field include positions such as director of government-operated community services, leader of a nonprofit organization that focuses on human rights, manager of social services at a large hospital or activities director for an eldercare program.

All play a key role in one of the most critical disciplines of the 21st century.

While global prosperity is on the rise, many citizens continue to struggle with issues related to mental health, healthcare management, poverty, underserved communities and human rights. Human services leaders tackle society’s toughest problems, helping to build a better future for individuals who need support. This involves identifying areas of need, developing programs to address those needs and managing those who implement the programs.

It’s a field with a high demand for qualified leaders. Between 2016 and 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 18% increase in employment of social and community service managers, which represents much faster job growth than the average for all occupations.

The Concordia University Chicago Difference

The school focuses on preparing human services leaders who are ethical, responsible and have a global perspective. All courses are delivered 100% online in an innovative “global classroom”; in fact, Concordia University Chicago alumni represent most U.S. states and more than 25 countries.

Online Human Services Degrees: Master of Arts

Concordia University Chicago offers four online human services MA degree options as well as two gerontology doctorate online programs.

Master of Arts in Human Services
Those who enroll in the online MA in Human Services degree program will gain the knowledge and skills to start or advance their career in health and social service agencies. These can include community centers, mental health organizations and family service agencies, and encompass opportunities in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum emphasizes relevant topics in psychology, advocacy, gerontology and social services, and teaches students how to apply these skills in the human services field.


Setting the Standard for Online Human Services Degrees and Credentials

Founded in 1864, Concordia University Chicago is dedicated to producing graduates with ethical decision-making skills, a global outlook and a commitment to social responsibility. The university aims to provide an innovative and inspiring education that trains students to become the type of leaders the world needs in the future. Professionals who earn an online human services MA from Concordia University Chicago will have a respected credential from a school of distinction and are well prepared to take on society’s greatest challenges, both at a community and global level.

Beth Lewis

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Concordia University Chicago
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