Master of Arts in Leadership in Human Service Administration (MA)
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The Human Service Administration program is designed to prepare students for administrative positions with human service and community action agencies. The program provides a contemporary approach to administration as a sense-making, problem solving activity that emphasizes leadership rather than management. Students learn to analyze organizational problems from multiple perspectives, empower leadership practices, and develop qualities associated with effective leadership and informed decision-making. The courses in this program provide a human development foundation and integrate a human relations orientation with conceptual and technical skills. A required field experience provides additional opportunities for considering issues from a variety of perspectives and to make the connections between theory and practice.
The program in Human Service Administration requires a minimum of 36 semester hours. Please see the Graduate School Catalog for a detailed list of program requirements.
Estimated Time to Complete the Program
Students carrying a full-time course load can reasonably expect to complete the program in two years. Students carrying a part-time course load have up to a maximum of five years to complete the program.
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School, individuals seeking admission to the Human Service Administration program should have an undergraduate major GPA of 3.0/4.0 and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75/4.0. Applicants must also submit official scores from the GRE General Test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and three professional and/or academic letters of reference, one of which must be from a current supervisor.
Department Contact Information
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Christopher Lucas, (309) 677-3179, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Christopher Rybak, (309) 677-3171, email@example.com
Terri Preston, (309) 677-3193, firstname.lastname@example.org