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GPSMaster of Science in Management

Human and Social Services Leadership—MSM Concentration

Human and Social Services Leadership is one of four comprehensive MSM concentrations offered by MVNU.

The Human and Social Services Leadership MSM concentration is ideal for students who seek a leadership role in a nonprofit, governmental, or social service program. Students gain the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead a human or social services agency. The program places emphasis on interdisciplinary concepts including secondary trauma; program planning, development, and evaluation; information systems and security; fiscal management and evaluation, including grant writing; and organizational development to social service organizations.

This MSM concentration provides students with practitioner and leadership skills in non-therapeutic, direct services to drive social change. Position yourself for success in human services with an MSM in Human and Social Services Leadership.

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EST. PROGRAM LENGTH:16 months
COURSE LENGTH:6 WEEKS
COST PER CREDIT HOUR:$498
CREDIT HOURS:30
TRANSFER CREDITS:Up to 6

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MVNU's MBA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

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MSM CURRICULUM

7+3

MSM students selecting to concentrate in Human and Social Services Leadership must complete seven (7) required MSM core courses in addition to the three (3) concentration-specific courses. The MSM in Human and Social Services Leadership requires a total of 30 credits.

Required MSM Courses Credit Hours
Organizational Behavior 3
Strategic Management 3
Budgets and Forecasting in Organizations 3
Global Business 3
Ethical Leadership 3
Legal Issues in Management 3
Marketing Management 3
+ MSM Concentration 9

HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION COURSES

The remaining nine (9) credit hours are specific to the Human and Social Services Leadership concentration and are all fully online. The coursework covers essential areas of human resource management, including evidence-based practice and program evaluation and advanced topics in human and social services leadership.

This course explores the grant application process, the basics of proposal writing, and grant implementation and reporting strategies. Students learn the process of how to research funding sources, understand requests for proposals (RFPs), develop a logic model, and write a grant proposal, needs statement, budget, and program description. This course includes community and corporate in-kind support planning with performance and evaluation reporting to funders.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a process in which the practitioner combines well-researched interventions with clinical experience, ethics, client preferences, and culture to guide and inform the delivery of services. In this course, students learn how to select the best EBPs available using published research, evidence-based databases, and registries. Students learn how to evaluate the implementation of interventions on an individual client level to ensure that the treatments and services have the most effective outcomes. They also learn how to evaluate the implementation of intervention on the macro level and develop a logic model for evaluation purposes. Four basic types of program evaluation (impact evaluation, performance evaluations, process evaluation, and cost evaluations) are covered throughout this course.

This course is an advanced study of administrative leadership issues in a social service context. It examines the management of a multigenerational and diverse workforce, effective communication skills in an interdisciplinary team, employee corrective actions and performance appraisals, secondary trauma support as a retention tool, benefits of emotional intelligence training in self-regulation and reflection, and the principles and methodology of managing information security.

CAREERS IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES LEADERSHIP

An MSM with a concentration in Human and Social Services Leadership prepares passionate students for leadership roles in nonprofit, governmental, or social service programs.

The growing demand for individual and family social services means a greater need for highly skilled human and social service leaders. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of social and community service managers is expected to grow by 13% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

AN MSM IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES LEADERSHIP CAN PREPARE GRADUATES FOR ROLES SUCH AS:

  • Human Services Administrator
  • Agency Coordinator
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Community and Social Services Specialist

MSM TUITION

Cost Per Credit Credit Hours Required Total Tuition
$498 30 $14,940

Please note that textbook costs are not included in the total cost of the program. Tuition and fees are subject to change; updated costs for the MSM in Human and Social Services Leadership program are provided during the enrollment process. Course-by-course payment is due by the first night of each course. Our tuition guarantee assures you that the tuition you pay for your first course remains the same for the duration of your enrollment—even if the University’s tuition costs should change.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES LEADERSHIP MSM CONCENTRATION!

An MSM with a concentration in Human and Social Services Leadership develops compassionate, skilled leaders who are driven to help others while elevating their careers. Ready to pursue a faith-based graduate degree in business? Request more information about the Human and Social Services Leadership MSM concentration or visit our MSM program page!