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Online Master's in Human Services

Earn Your Human Services Degree Online at CSP Global

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Prepare for an impactful career with an online human services degree from Concordia University, St. Paul. Choose an emphasis in forensic behavioral health or one in trauma, resilience, and self-care strategies. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for careers that make a difference.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $475
  • Credit Hours 36

Program Benefits

  • Choose from two emphasis options
  • Offered in partnership with AIAFS
  • Career-connected curriculum
  • Competitive tuition
  • Now accepting applications — no app fee

Pursue Specialized Careers in the Human Services Field

CSP Global’s fully online human services degrees allow you to further your education without interrupting the important work you’re already doing. The program’s career-connected curriculum offers flexible, immediately applicable coursework that can be completed in just two years.

You’ll learn from industry-experienced experts and choose from two diverse emphases that prepare you to work in specialized careers within the human services field. Note that this degree is not a clinical/counseling licensed program.


The master’s in human services degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, is 36 credit hours. Depending on the emphasis you choose, the topics covered in this program’s career-connected curriculum include human services research, family violence, psychopathology, ethical and legal considerations, special populations in human services, and risk assessment.


Program Outcomes

  • Show enhanced communication skills, problem-solving strategies, advocacy, and credible courtroom testimony skills.
  • Build ethical and legal practices that human service professionals need to follow.
  • Understand the historical overview and role of human service professionals delivering services across diverse settings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of interventions and evidence-based assessment, prevention techniques, and common community-based resources.
  • Use trauma-informed care practices in the field.
  • Teach relevant sleep improvement and stress management practices.
  • Be prepared with crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies.

Available Emphasis Areas

Focus your human services degree in forensic behavioral health or trauma, resilience, and self-care strategies and prepare to work in specialized careers within the human services field.

M.A. in Human Services: Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Care Strategies

Develop a deeper understanding of trauma and stressor-related disorders, their impact on the human brain and family systems, and how to assist individuals with effective coping strategies.

M.A. in Human Services: Forensic Behavioral Health

Learn to improve the lives of individuals in the criminal justice and legal system – and their families – through cultural, theoretical, and ethical practices.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online human services degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, you’ll need:

  • A completed online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  • A personal statement.
  • Access to a computer that meets CSP Global’s technology requirements.
  • Meet English Proficiency standards.
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Tuition Details

The online M.A. in Human Services costs $475 per credit hour, making your total tuition $17,100. Convenient payment options and $2,000 partnership scholarships are available to help you pay for your education.


At CSP Global, you’ll have support from industry-experienced faculty who will offer guidance and answer your questions throughout your human services master’s degree program. It’s yet another way the online format mimics the experience of studying on campus.

Get the Feel of an In-Person Program on Your Schedule

With over 25 years of experience and more than 40 online programs, CSP Global is a pioneer in online education. As part of our diverse online community, you’ll receive a liberal arts education guided by Lutheran principles. The career-connected curricula, flexible learning options, and alumni connections available at CSP Global mean you’ll graduate ready for success. We are committed to delivering online programs with the same quality as our on-campus learning.

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Financial Aid

CSP Global is committed to initiatives that keep college affordable. In addition to financing your education with federal student aid and private loans, you will be eligible for a tuition discount offered to online students (this limits eligibility for institutional scholarships). Transfer students could receive $2,000 or more through transfer partnerships and transfer student awards. CSP Global is also a Military Friendly® institution. An enrollment counselor can help you apply for financial aid.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you interested in one of CSP Global’s programs? Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about time to completion, accreditation, tuition and fees, admissions, and more. If applicable, you can also learn more about licensure, concentrations, or specializations offered in the program. Get more information about any online program or contact an enrollment counselor at (855) 641-2525 with further questions.

We offer a generous transfer policy that allows you to transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution. You can transfer up to 50% of the program’s required credits with program director approval. Our transfer specialists will guide you through the program.

Yes, this degree program follows a cohort model. You will move through the program with the same group of students.

There are 12 required courses in the program. Learn more about the coursework required.

The master’s program has three start dates throughout the year, in January, May, and September.

The program costs $475 per credit hour.

At this time, our online program is offered only as a full-time program.

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