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

Get the Tools to Better Serve Individuals & Communities

Career-Connected Curriculum

Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies

Private, Christian Education

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

Program Benefits

  • Develop insights to help you in a variety of fields
  • Eleven courses focused on trauma, resilience, and self-care strategies
  • Learn from industry-experienced faculty members
  • Create your own schedule to earn your degree online
  • Competitive tuition with convenient payment plans and scholarship options
  • Now accepting applications — no app fee

Get a Master’s in Trauma to Support Patients with Self-Care Strategies

With CSP Global’s career-connected, Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)-approved coursework, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of trauma and stressor-related disorders. This program features 36 credits delivered in a flexible online format at competitive pricing. Graduate ready to apply knowledge learned from industry-experienced faculty for a bigger impact on individuals experiencing toxic stress exposure or trauma.

Career Outlook

Careers in community and social services are projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031.1 The skills you learn will allow you to fill the demand for trained human services professionals, bridging the gap between the impact of trauma and other aspects of a client’s interpersonal and social functioning.



A group home manager oversees the operations of facilities for elderly or disabled residents. They develop programs, hire staff, and manage budgets.2



A crisis intervention specialist works with clients who are in distress due to mental health issues or traumatic experiences. They assess a person’s situation and help make decisions in the best interest of the parties involved.3

Other positions you could qualify for with a master’s in trauma:

  • Trauma-informed policy advisor
  • Child welfare and protection worker
  • Children’s therapeutic support service worker
  • Correctional caseworker
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation specialist
  • Domestic violence counselor
Jobs and Income

Curriculum: Gain a Trauma Focus

This emphasis features a career-connected curriculum that explores topics such as trauma and stressor-related disorders, the impact of trauma on the developing brain, and the behavioral health aspects of trauma. Each class is taught by two industry-experienced faculty members from different human services fields to ensure a unique, multidisciplinary perspective. You can build your resume with publication in Concordia University, St. Paul’s Forensic Scholars Today. Graduate in two years or less with transfer credits.

Course Spotlight: HSV 543 Foundations in Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

This course is designed to increase understanding of the causes, characteristics and symptoms, consequences, comorbid disorders, and differential diagnostic issues of trauma-and stressor-related disorders in order to promote trauma-informed approaches and practices within human service, criminal justice, forensic behavioral health, telehealth direct support, and other allied field settings. This course will emphasize communication, screening, and intervention strategies appropriate for client-based populations living with these disorders. A section of this course will also examine the impact these disorders have on special needs populations. Empirically-based research findings and case study examples will be discussed throughout this course.

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Course Spotlight: HSV 567 Trauma and Its Impact on the Family System

Trauma and other adverse life events can impact entire family systems, resulting in significant distress for all immediate and extended members. Regardless of the type of trauma experienced, the adverse effects can be wide-ranging, long-term, and contribute to a host of social, emotional, behavioral, and physical health challenges. When such issues have not been properly identified and supported, impacted families are at an increased risk of attachment and communication breakdowns, conflict, separation, and familial violence. This course will examine the implications trauma exposure has on families involved in criminal justice, forensic behavioral health, and human service settings. Strengthening family resilience and trauma-specific interventions and approaches to support those impacted by trauma and adversity will be discussed during this course to promote stability, increase resilience, and heal within the family system.

More Options for Your Degree

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.

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.