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Online Master of Science in Human Services

Fulfill Your Calling to Nonprofit Leadership

Are you ready to start improving the lives of others and making a real difference in your community? The online Master of Science in Human Services (MSHS) program from Lubbock Christian University gives you the skills to lead, start, or transform a nonprofit organization, lift up those in need, and promote healthy families. This Master of Science Human Services program gives students a wonderful opportunity to grow professionally while improving the quality of life of those in need. This affordable, online master's degree turns your passion for service into a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Why Human Services at LCU?


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Lubbock Christian University
Why Lubbock Christian University?

Dr. Beth Robinson, Assistant Provost and Program Director for the Master of Science in Human Services
I think the students who should choose our program are first of all, students who value a Christian world view as well as a professional view of human services.  If they want to learn the theories and practices of the field and have it examined from a Christian world view, we’re the ideal program for them.

All of us, as instructors, have worked with families who are troubled and we feel a strong commitment from a Christian world view to help strengthen families because we believe that families are the foundation.

We have students who come from working in a hospital, we have teachers, we have students who are case managers, we have students who are interested in adoption.

They come from all kinds of racial groups, they come from all over the country, they come from a variety of Christian and religions backgrounds, but I think the one common thing they have is, they are all very interested in examining human services from a Christian world view.

I would tell students who are considering our program that this will challenge you in ways that you don’t expect. It will challenge you personally. It will challenge you spiritually. It will challenge you academically. But it will prepare you to the best professional in the field. It will change your life.

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At Lubbock Christian University, you will enjoy an intimate, supportive, and hands-on approach to learning that prepares you for success in the rewarding field of human services. Students at LCU will discover a more personalized academic experience. Lubbock Christian University takes a specialized approach to caring for its students – both intellectually and spiritually.

“I expanded my knowledge and it challenged me spiritually. Overall it made me more enthused about the job that I do and made me think about what we can do to fix society.” - Christian Garcia

With a master’s in human services you will:

  • Develop skills in organizational leadership, policy development, fundraising, and human resources management, all tailored to the nonprofit community
  • Study crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and rehabilitation strategies for individuals and families
  • Grow spiritually, emotionally, and academically under the guidance of caring professors
  • Study a human services curriculum rooted in Christian faith and values
  • Enjoy 100 percent online convenience with no residency requirements
  • Build your career with the credentials of a fully accredited university recognized for its commitment to character development
  • Match the diverse online curriculum to your specific service interests and career goals

Grounded in Christian and Biblical principles, the MS in Human Services gives you the skills to lead, start, or transform a nonprofit organization, lift up those in need, and promote healthy families.

Human Services Degree Service-Oriented Specializations

There are many ways to serve, and the online MSHS gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree in human service to the type of service that matches your personal and professional goals. In addition to a versatile core curriculum, you can choose either of these career-building specializations:

  • Administration – Learn to organize, manage, and drive change at all levels of the nonprofit community in this leadership-oriented specialization.
  • Family Life Educator – Take a preventative approach to family rehabilitation in this specialization, which prepares you to pursue CFLE certification.

The online human services degree from Lubbock Christian University is a 37-credit-hour program that can be completed entirely online in about two years.

Master’s in Human Services Career Outcomes
With a career in human services, you can make a difference in the lives of individuals – or even entire communities. The demand is on the rise for those with advanced degrees in this field who can take on high-level roles in human services organizations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this rapidly growing career field is expected to grow faster than other professions – by 21% from 2012-20221. Learn how to be an effective leader and how to make a difference while fostering social change.

Visit the career outlook page to learn about popular careers among Human Services graduates.

Speak to an advisor at 877-307-5894 or request more information to find out how the online Master of Science in Human Services degree can help you support those in need.

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