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Master of Science in Human Services

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New England College’s Master of Science (MS) in Human Services programs offer students a 36-credit degree program including many of the courses in the 60-credit MS in Mental Health Counseling, without the intensive internship component. Graduates of this program are prepared for leadership positions in social services, education, behavioral health management, counseling related organizations, and healthcare. Specific career tracks that graduates may pursue include case management, day treatment specialists, psychological assistants and vocational evaluators. The 36-credit MS in Human Services is not designed to meet licensure requirements for counseling professions, graduates of this program are prepared for leadership positions in social services, education, behavioral health management, counseling-related fields and health care. This program is designed for learners within the counseling, psychology, or related human services fields who wish to pursue careers in private or public human services or counseling settings. Core courses provide knowledge in the discipline, while electives provide an examination of contemporary issues that allow the student to focus on human services populations and/or areas of interest in supportive counseling and leadership/management. Students will be required to successfully complete a capstone project, to demonstrate attainment of competency of core professional skills, as a requirement of graduation.


Descriptions for core, and concentration, Human Services MS courses can be found here.

Master of Science in Human Services Degree Requirements (36 credits)

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Fall Term
PS5000 Orientation (0 CR)
PS5510 Clinical Counseling Theories (3 CR)
PS5210 Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology (3 CR)
PS6190 Social and Cultural Foundations (3 CR)

Spring Term
PS5140 Human Growth and Development (3 CR)
PS6910 Crisis Intervention (two weekends) (3 CR)

Summer Term
PS6350 Career and Lifestyle Development (3 CR)

Fall Term
PS6170 Substance Use and Addiction (3 CR)
PS5910 Professional Orientation and Ethics of Mental Health Counseling (3 CR)

Spring Term
PS6120 Research Methods (2 CR)
PS5920 Testing and Assessment (3 CR)

Summer Term
PS6180 Program Planning and Evaluation (two weekends) (3 CR)
PS6220 Graduate Capstone (2 CR)

*Students must also take 2 additional elective weekend seminars 2 credits. 
*Course sequence, dates, and location are subject to change.


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