required for program
$499 per credit
Integrate your faith while developing the critical skills needed to work in public or private social services settings.
At Northwestern, biblical ethics and a Christian worldview are embedded in the curriculum. One that challenges you to invest in others as you grow. With our small class sizes, you'll develop lasting friendships with your professors and other students.
The Master of of Human Services (MAHS) degree is available in an accelerated format. Our online modality accommodates work and family commitments. Holistically designed for busy, working adults.
Students complete 13 credits specific to Family Studies.
The concentration gives students an in-depth understanding of family dynamics and effective intervention strategies grounded in Biblical principles and sound research and theory. Courses include:
An effective strategy for success is to become familiar with human service agencies and start networking.
Expected job growth in next 10 years (2020–2030)
America's "in-need" populations
You will learn foundational principles and effective strategies for understanding and meeting the needs of individuals and families in the context of human service organizations.
Serving the community has always been part of the mission of the church, yet the human services field is dominated today by secular thinking and goals. I see teaching and preparing up and coming Christian human services professionals as a privilege to impact the community for Christ.
The Masters of Human Services program prepared me with skills in crisis resolution, studying social determinants that impact change, non-profit management, and in leadership and HR training; all of which I utilize on an almost daily basis. I loved the small cohort sizes and that the professors had post-secondary degrees as well as real-world career experience in the field.