M.S. in Human Services Management
The M.S. in Human Services Management is a specialized, practice-oriented graduate degree for aspiring professionals interested in developing critical leadership skills to manage in nonprofit and for-profit health and human services agencies. This innovative program places an emphasis on sharing of best practices, immediate application in the workplace, and supporting/preparing students for advancement.
NLU has designed this new program in consultation with, and support of, industry leadership with topics such as the role of managers, supervising employees, working with boards of directors, art of delegation, relating to the media, managing risk and much more.
Choose NLU's Master of Science in Human Services Management program if you:
- Wish to enter the human services industry in a managerial role.
- Seek advancement or have been promoted into a managerial position.
- Wish to develop leadership skills to succeed in the for-profit, or nonprofit sectors as well as state and federal agencies.
- Would like to teach at a community college or at an undergraduate university
- Would like to eventually pursue your doctorate degree.
- Organizational problem identification, analysis and resolution.
- Effective use of internal and external communication.
- Quantitative and qualitative data analysis and application.
- Program evaluation design and development.
- Financial management and funding.
- Human resources management.
- Personal touch—A face-to-face program delivered by caring, dedicated and experienced instructors.
- Professionally focused—Career planning interwoven throughout the program, connecting each student with his or her potential career path.
- Renowned faculty—Full-time and part-time credentialed instructors with years of applied experience in the field.
- Learning community—Small class size and a cohort model means students progress through the program with the same group of peers.
- Flexible schedule—Designed for busy adults, the program will be offered in a blended format, which combines on campus sessions with online learning.
- Accelerated format—A comprehensive curriculum that can be completed in less than two years.
- Connections after graduation—Students will become members of a professional community of human services graduates with enhanced opportunities for ongoing career development.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for Human and Community Service Managers will be above average, growing at 21% (2.1% annually) for the next ten years (2012-2022) and creating 132,900 jobs at an average salary of $59,970 per year (see GuideStar). Most of these jobs will be in the areas of servicing those that are elderly and disabled.
- Based upon Dunn and Bradstreet data, there are 10,249 organizations that operate the Human Services category within the Chicago Metropolitan area.
- In addition data available about recent undergraduates entering the field shows that there were 506 undergraduate degrees awarded in Illinois in 2014 within Human Services.
All applicants must meet NLU's general admission requirements, as well as additional requirements specific to M.S. in Human Services Management. Refer to the appropriate application checklist available online at nl.edu/applyonline.
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