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Degree Requirements

Human Services Administration Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

This 36-credit master's program requires the following:

Core Courses (18 credits)

All of these courses are required but are offered only at the University of Baltimore or at Coppin State University, as indicated.

Historical and Contemporary Issues

  • History and Foundations of Human Service Systems: UB (HSAD 602)
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Service Administration: CSU (HSAD 603)

Planning and Evaluation

  • Strategies for Human Services Program Planning: UB (HSAD 610)
  • Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis: CSU (HSAD 611)

Leadership and Decision-Making

  • Human Services Leadership and Supervision: CSU (HSAD 620)
  • Administrative Decision-Making in Human Service Agencies: UB (HSAD 621)

Elective Content Areas (12 credits)

Choose four courses from one area.

Addictions Counseling (CSU)

  • Addiction Prevention Techniques for the Individual, Family, School and Community (PSYC 621)
  • Advanced Individual Counseling, Diagnosis and Assessment of the Addicted Client (PSYC 641)
  • Advanced Group Counseling, Diagnosis and Assessment of the Addicted Client (PSYC 642)
  • Action Research on Alcoholism and Multiple Addictions in the Inner City (PSYC 643)
  • Counseling for Substance Abuse (SOCI 520)

Applied Psychology (UB)

  • Ethical and Legal Issues in the Practice of Psychology (APPL 602)
  • Interviewing (APPL 604)
  • Human Relations (APPL 612)
  • Human Development (APPL 613)
  • Geropsychology: Psychosocial Factors (APPL 664)

Family Counseling (CSU)

  • Group Counseling (SOCI 513)
  • Counseling for Substance Abuse (SOCI 520)
  • Child Abuse and Spousal Abuse (SOCI 601)
  • Techniques of Marriage and Family Counseling (SOCI 602)

Health-Care Delivery Systems (UB)

  • Management of Health-Care Organizations and Professionals (MGMT 765)
  • Policy Issues in Health Care (PUAD 751)
  • Health Administration (PUAD 755)
  • Managed-Care Administration (PUAD 756)
  • Strategic Management for Health Care (PUAD 757)

Negotiations and Conflict Management (UB)

  • Understanding and Assessing Conflict (CNCM 506)
  • Approaches to Managing Conflict/Methods of Dispute Resolution (CNCM 508)
  • Negotiations: Theory and Practice (CNCM 513)
  • Mediation: Theory and Practice (CNCM 515)
  • Labor Relations and Conflict Management (MGMT 725)

Rehabilitation Counseling (CSU)

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (REHB 504)
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation (REHB 513)
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling (REHB 516)
  • Casework/Caseload Management (REHB 536)
  • Organization and Administration of Counseling and Rehabilitation Programs (REHB 610)
  • Multicultural Counseling (REHB 636)

Special Education (CSU)

  • Group Dynamics: The Educator's Role (SPED 511)
  • Administration and Supervision of Special Education Programs (SPED 512)
  • Seminar in Interdisciplinary Information (SPED 514)
  • Teaching Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom (SPED 587)
  • Legal Aspects of Special Education (SPED 700)

Capstone Experience (6 credits)

Both courses in one of the following options are required but are offered only at the University of Baltimore or at Coppin State University, as indicated.

Internship Option

  • Field Practicum I: Human Services Administration: UB (HSAD 695)
  • Field Practicum II: Human Services Administration: CSU (HSAD 696)

Research Option

  • Research Practicum I: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation: CSU (HSAD 698)
  • Research Practicum II: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation: UB (HSAD 699)
as of fall 2014