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Human Services Administration

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

12

Total Credits

$7,200

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Beginning in Fall 2023

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Human Services Administration is an online program that provides students with the skills and competencies needed to develop, implement, evaluation, and administer programs designed to enhance family and relationship health and well-being within non-profit or public settings. It is intended to meet the needs of individuals who seek introductory graduate training as well as those who have already earned a graduate degree but would benefit from academic study of human services administration in their current profession.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Human Services Administration Graduate Certificate, student will have met the following objectives:

1. Develop knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation and sustainability of human services programming
2. Develop essential knowledge and skills for effective leadership and management of human services agencies

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program can benefit a diverse range of professions and help you advance into leadership positions like executive director, supervisor, program manager or program developer. Our graduates work across public, private and nonprofit industries in areas such as:

  • county extension service programs
  • military community services
  • family advocacy programs
  • child development centers
  • consumer credit counseling
  • community service programs
  • emergency shelters
  • crisis centers
  • social service agencies

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 31st among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report

 

Yuyakiuchi headshot

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi

Director of GPIDEA's graduate programs

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese.

 

Course Information

Students must complete the following requirements:

YD 820 - Grant Development and Management (3 cr)
FAM 808 - Program Administration and Management (3 cr)
FAM 809 - Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation (3 cr)


Choose one of the following courses (3 credits):

HDFS 875/FAM 805 - Family Resilience (3 cr)
FAM 803 - Family Crisis Intervention (3 cr)
FAM 802 - Family Dynamics and Intervention (3 cr)

 

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience preferred (Résumé/CV)
  • A written personal statement detailing your professional interests and goals
  • A written academic statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
  • No GRE required

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application.
  • Submit all admissions materials in the application portal.
  • Request official transcripts to Michigan State University from all previous institutions.

Key Dates

Fall Semester

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring Semester

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer Semester

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,200
$7,200

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Beginning in Fall 2023

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Human Services Administration is an online program that provides students with the skills and competencies needed to develop, implement, evaluation, and administer programs designed to enhance family and relationship health and well-being within non-profit or public settings. It is intended to meet the needs of individuals who seek introductory graduate training as well as those who have already earned a graduate degree but would benefit from academic study of human services administration in their current profession.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Human Services Administration Graduate Certificate, student will have met the following objectives:

1. Develop knowledge and skills related to the design, implementation and sustainability of human services programming
2. Develop essential knowledge and skills for effective leadership and management of human services agencies

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program can benefit a diverse range of professions and help you advance into leadership positions like executive director, supervisor, program manager or program developer. Our graduates work across public, private and nonprofit industries in areas such as:

  • county extension service programs
  • military community services
  • family advocacy programs
  • child development centers
  • consumer credit counseling
  • community service programs
  • emergency shelters
  • crisis centers
  • social service agencies

A Top-Ranked Education

  • 31st among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2022
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report

 

Yuyakiuchi headshot

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi

Director of GPIDEA's graduate programs

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese.

 

Course Information

Students must complete the following requirements:

YD 820 - Grant Development and Management (3 cr)
FAM 808 - Program Administration and Management (3 cr)
FAM 809 - Program Design, Evaluation, and Implementation (3 cr)


Choose one of the following courses (3 credits):

HDFS 875/FAM 805 - Family Resilience (3 cr)
FAM 803 - Family Crisis Intervention (3 cr)
FAM 802 - Family Dynamics and Intervention (3 cr)

 

 

Admissions Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience preferred (Résumé/CV)
  • A written personal statement detailing your professional interests and goals
  • A written academic statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
  • No GRE required

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application.
  • Submit all admissions materials in the application portal.
  • Request official transcripts to Michigan State University from all previous institutions.

Key Dates

Fall Semester

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring Semester

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer Semester

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,200
$7,200

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.