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College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Human Services

  • Master of Arts in Human Services
  • Graduate

36 credits

required for program

Available online only

36 credits

36 credits

required for program

Available online only

Combine faith with your work in private or public social services settings, while assisting people with a variety of needs. You may choose this program if you are interested in leadership positions in human service or if you wish to continue with further graduate study in human services or social sciences programs.


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Why study human services at Northwestern?

The Master of Arts in Human Services (MAHS) degree is available completely online. This degree can be completed in as few as 18 months.

You will be equipped to serve various populations through a concentration in family studies, while gaining a unique perspective to see how faith and human services intersect. You will use research and a Christian worldview to understand people and their needs.

If you care about people and have a passion to lead, our MAHS degree can help you achieve your goals.

What will you learn?

You will develop critical thinking skills and learn to communicate effectively to help serve others.

Some classes include:

  • Theories of Human Development
  • Worldview, Leadership, and Human Services
  • Parent Education
  • Multicultural/Diversity Issues in Human Services
  • Marriage and Family Dynamics

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Serving the community has always been part of the mission of the church, yet the human services field is dominated today by secular thinking and goals. I see teaching and preparing up and coming Christian human services professionals as a privilege to impact the community for Christ.
Terry Hildebrandt, Adjunct Faculty in Human Services
Adjunct Instructor

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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.

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Don F. Johnson, M.Div., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Don Johnson came to Northwestern in 1990 to teach in the psychology department. Previously, he served as the...

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Erika J. Vaughn, MSW, LICSW
Adjunct Instructor

Northwestern has been an ideal environment for Vaughn to apply her Social Work skills, providing a unique...

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St. Paul, MN 55113

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