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Grow the skills and knowledge necessary to enhance quality of life for individuals, couples, families, groups and communities. 

Strength in numbers. 

This 36-credit joint Master of Science program with Coppin State University is the only one of its kind in Maryland.

The collaboration leverages the strengths of both institutions and offers the resources of faculty members who are leaders in their disciplines. You'll take courses on both campuses and receive a joint degree from both institutions.

Preparing yourself.

Through classroom and fieldwork experiences in this Master of Science program, you'll develop skills in:

  • grant writing and administration
  • fundraising
  • personnel and fiscal administration
  • community outreach
  • program planning, implementation and evaluation.

You'll explore a wide range of topics, including:

  • negotiations and conflict management
  • recreation for the disabled
  • entrepreneurship and gerontology.

With your degree, you'll find opportunities in corporate, government, nonprofit and community settings.

Gaining experience.

During your final year of study, you’ll complete two internships (along with related course work) and learn to apply your administrative knowledge in such areas as addictions, rehabilitation, health care, and family and mental health.

Past internship sites include the Workforce & Technology Center, the Baltimore City Housing and Community Development Program, the House of Ruth and Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake.

*Classes are offered evenings.

Alumni Spotlight

Verlando Brown

Verlando Brown, M.S. '15, a graduate of the Human Services Administration program, is part of an NBC series called NBCBLK28, which celebrates young black innovators and pioneers under the age of 28. Brown is now the program coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. In the series, he is acclaimed as an urban health advocate. A piece about Brown will debut on the NBC site on Feb. 17. Learn more about the NBCBLK28 series.