Human Services Administration (Graduate)
Master of Science in Human Services Administration
The Master of Science Program in Human Services Administration is a fully collaborative joint program between Coppin State University and The University of Baltimore. Under the guidance of Program Directors from both campuses, students will take courses on both campuses, receiving a joint degree from both institutions.
The 36 credits curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the field of human services administration in a variety of settings (corporate, governmental, nonprofit and community). Through 18 credits of required coursework, students will have the opportunity to develop administrative abilities in the areas of planning, evaluation, leadership and decision-making. Then, students will individualize their course of study by choosing 12 credits of coursework in an approved human services content area such as counseling psychology, health care systems, negotiations and conflict management, addictions counseling, family counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and special education,. The capstone experience is student's choice of 6 credits of field experience, or 6 credits of research in program planning, implementation and/or evaluation.
The market demand for human service administrators is high. Nationally and in Maryland, the job opportunity growth rate is outpacing the number of trained professionals. Those with the Master of Science Degree in Human Services Administration will be uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growth sector of the economy, while making significant contributions to human service agencies in a variety of administrative capacities such as: program planning, implementation and evaluation; grant writing and administration; fundraising; personnel and fiscal administration; and community outreach.
This program is a carefully structured two-year program. Current staffing levels do not allow for multiple sections of core courses (in a single semester) or the repetition of core course sections in the following semester. Until these changes, there will continue to be "Fall" courses and "Spring" courses. The expected (full time) course load is nine (9) credit hours per semester which can be completed in two years. A part-time, six (6) credit hours per semester option is available. This will result in a three (3) year degree completion. Core Course delay will result in at least a one-year delay as these courses are not repeated during the academic year. Each student must schedule at least one consultation session per semester with a program advisor.
Certain Pre-requisites are in effect as the indicated spring courses require completion and mastery of the respective fall content.
HSAD 602 History and Foundations (Fall) graduate standing required
HSAD 620 Leadership and Supervision (Fall) graduate standing required
HSAD 603 Contemporary Issues (Spring) pre-requisite HSAD 602
HSAD 621 Leadership and Decision Making (Spring) pre-requisite HSAD 620
The second year core courses require completion and mastery of first year core courses.
HSAD 610 Strategies for HSER Planning (Fall) second year standing required
HSAD 695 Field Practicum I (or) HSAD 698 Research Practicum I
HSAD 611 Program evaluation (Spring) pre-requisite HSAD 610
HSAD 696 Field Practicum II (or) HSAD 699 Research Practicum II
Requirement: Second years status (18 hours) is required which includes the completion and mastery of HSAD 602-603, HSAD 620-621, and six (6) hours of content area courses. Students who pursue the Research should have prior administrative experience and present a tentative research design or topic.
In consultation with a program advisor, each student will develop a 12 credit hour course of study choosing 4 courses from one of the following approved elective content areas related to human services. Each elective content area is offered at one of the participating campuses, CSU or UB.