Human and Family Services Administration

Human and Family Services AdministrationMaster of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science Degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies with a specialization in Human and Family Services Administration is designed to provide you with the comprehensive understanding and broad-based skills necessary for the development, administration and management of human service organizations.

The online Human and Family Services Administration program combines expertise in family studies with the business skills required for administrative positions.

This program integrates the following four content areas:

  • Family Functioning — principles of family theory, contemporary research, and working with diverse populations
  • Program Design and Evaluation — fundraising, grant writing, data collection, measuring outcomes and cost effectiveness of interventions, and program design and development 
  • Professional Issues — ethical and legal issues, and a professional internship
  • Administration and Management Skills and Knowledge — human resources, program management and public policy

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared, through practical knowledge and skill building, to design, administer, and manage programs, agencies and organizations that shape community impact.

Application to this program

Required materials:

Graduate Studies Application
Unofficial Transcripts
Statement of Professional Goals
Three Letters of Reference
Other Application Materials

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours is needed and course work is made up from courses in both Child, Youth & Family Studies (CYAF) as well as Public Administration (PA). PA courses are administered through University of Nebraska Omaha.

Core Courses:

Faculty advising students in this program area include: