The Master of Arts in Human Services degree at Webster University prepares students for careers improving human service delivery systems and enacting positive changes through leadership in the social services field. Informed by Webster’s core values of inclusivity, social justice and global perspective, the human services curriculum teaches graduate students how to assist and empower diverse individuals, groups, families, and communities in need of assistance. Human services students learn to challenge their interpersonal assumptions and develop a culturally-competent approach to caring for all who need it.
Expert faculty provide a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, welcomes local and global perspectives, and encourages field experience so that human services alumni have the theoretical and skill-based background necessary to meet the needs of vulnerable populations. Coursework helps students in the human services degree program become analytical, ethical, and knowledgeable professionals who respect the dignity and diversity of the people they serve. Ultimately, the master's degree in human services enables graduates to work in a variety of the helping professions without having to seek a doctoral degree or additional professional licensure.
Emphasis on Social Justice
Students are empowered to make change within social structures instituting inequalities.
Opportunities are presented to put theory into practice through real-world learning experiences.
Flexible elective options allow students to personalize their degree to serve their own career interests.
Studies draw on the latest knowledge in related fields like sociology, psychology, counseling, non-profit management, and gerontology.
At Webster, your education is flexible and portable.
Five terms in an academic year make it easy to tailor your education to your life. Courses are offered in both semester and 8- or 9-week periods, and can consist of multiple modalities with our assortment of in person, hybrid, and online course options. Webster also offers a variety of degree, certificate, and non-degree programs.
For 40 years Webster has been building a network of campuses to serve local communities, now serving more than 10,000 students across 50 residential, metro, military, and international locations. Our students can start their degree at one location and finish it at another, or seamlessly work on their degree while studying abroad.
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