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Capella University

Human Services

Program: Human Services
Degree or Certificate: MS / Master of Science
Department: School of Human Services
Program website:
Program specializations:

General Human Services
Counseling Studies
Health Care Administration
Management of Nonprofit Agencies
Social and Community Services
Marital, Couple and Family Counseling/Therapy
Mental Health Counseling
School Counseling

Program mission statement:

The Master of Science in Human Services degree program prepares learners to assume leadership positions and influence social change as they build professional expertise. Capella seeks to deliver this program through a dynamic, interactive, and collaborative learning environment, and to gain insight from the diverse professional experiences brought to the program by its learners.

Professional accreditation: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling and Mental Health Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).More Information
Program learning outcomes:
What Will I Learn?

1. Evaluate research and apply findings to the human services professions.
2. Create informed solutions to professional challenges.
3. Create effective change strategies.
4. Embrace and celebrate the value of diversity in effective decision-making.
5. Apply professional and personal ethics to make sound and ethical decisions.
6. Provide transformational leadership to a human services profession.
7. Lead a human services profession through effective communications.

Evidence of Student Learning - Internal: How will the program measure what I have learned?:

The effectiveness of Capella University's Masters in Human Services program is measured directly during a single capstone course using criterion-referenced assessments of the intended program learning outcomes.

In 2008, over 85% of the learners' outcome demonstrations were judged to be at the proficient level of performance or higher across all program outcomes. Faculty have reviewed these data in detail to gain insights into their program's effectiveness, to ask new research questions, and to create action items to improve the program. The outcome data are an aggregation of the program outcome assessment data from across these capstone courses and are intended to serve as an indicator of the program's effectiveness.

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Results of External Exams/Assessments: What third-party assessments will measure what I have learned?:

Not Applicable