Online Master of Science in Human Services

Master of Science in Human Services CurriculumThe online Master of Science in Human Services is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Human Services. (HSM)

There is an increased need for leaders in the Human Service sector. The online Master of Science in Human Services is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel in careers in the large and growing areas of Human Services, in all types of nonprofit, private, public and government & Military organizations.

The Master of Science in Human Services  at TUW is offered 100% online, requires 36 semester credits and can be completed in one year as full time students. The Master of Science in Human Services will offer opportunities for professionals to hone their academic skillsets and provide new students with opportunities to pursue a variety of human services careers that are directly related to individuals, communities, and social service organizations.

The program blends theoretical and applied concepts.  The curriculum includes professional communications in human services, theories of behavior in human services, professional ethics, non-profit management, financial decision making,  research methods for Human services, and program development and evaluation in human services.  The culmination of real world experiences for the current and future human services professionals provides a solid foundation for both professional and new students to human services.

The Master’s in Human Services is a non-licensure degree and is not intended for those seeking mental health licensure or the practice of mental health counseling. (For an online counseling degree, see the graduate program in Marriage and Family Therapy).

Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure or certification.

What makes this MS in Human Services program different?

  • 100% online
  • Affordable tuition
  • Nonprofit Accredited University
  • No residency required
  • Finish in one year*
  • No GRE required
  • Accelerated admissions process
  • 6 starts throughout the year
  • 8 weeks session
  • Learn from scholar-practitioners with expertise in the industry.

*Degree can be earned in 12 months by those who take two courses per term for six consecutive terms.

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and student loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

Students must complete 12 courses, 11 standard courses and one three-credit capstone (last course taken in the program) for a total of 36 credits.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; international bachelor’s degree students must see “international student admissions” in the catalog.
  2. Graduate transfer students must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
  3. International students must have a paper-based TOEFL score of 500, or a computer-based score of 173, or an online score of 61. TUW TOEFL code is 3157.
  4. Cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated and evaluated (see foreign credit for additional information).

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit or write WSCUC at 1080 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 500, Alameda, CA 94501.