New England College’s Master of Science (MS) in Human Services programs offer students a 36-credit degree program including many of the courses in the 60-credit MS in Mental Health Counselling, without the intensive internship component. Graduates of this program are prepared for leadership positions in social services, education, behavioral health management, counseling related organizations, and healthcare. Specific career tracks that graduates may pursue include case management, day treatment specialists, psychological assistants and vocational evaluators.

The 36-credit MS in Human Services is not designed to meet licensure requirements for counseling professions. This program is designed for learners within the counseling, psychology, or related human services fields who wish to pursue careers in private or public human services or counseling settings. Core courses provide knowledge in the discipline, while electives provide an examination of contemporary issues that allow the student to focus on human services populations and/or areas of interest in supportive counseling and leadership/management. Students will be required to successfully complete a capstone project, to demonstrate attainment of competency of core professional skills, as a requirement for graduation.

Degree Requirements (36 credits)

  • PS 5510 – Theories of Counselling
  • PS 5140 – Human Growth and Development
  • PS 5210 – Abnormal Psychology
  • PS 5910 – Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Service Management
  • PS 5920 – Testing and Assessment
  • PS 6180 – Program Planning & Evaluation (2 weekends)
  • PS 6190 – Multicultural Issues (elective weekend seminar)
  • PS 6350 – Career Development
  • PS 6170 – Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Counselling Field
  • PS 6910 – Crisis Intervention (2 weekends)
  • PS 7010 – Family Systems Therapy
  • PS 6940 – Capstone Course (4 credits)
Program taught in:
  • English

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