Antioch University

Master of Human Services Administration


900 Dayton St

Yellow Springs, OH 45387

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Human Services Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

The MHSA program follows a course schedule designed for adults students. The program follows a schedule of two 7-week class sessions per semester; with students taking between three and four credits each session, you can be completed in just five consecutive semesters (20 months) of full-time study. All human services related classes include work-based applications designed to deepen students’ knowledge, share professional experiences, and culminate with a practical Change Project meant to address a real-world problem.

Program Length:
This 36-semester credit program can be completed in just 5 consecutive semesters (20 months) of full time study.  Each semester consists of two 7-week class sessions with students registering for three to four semester credits. Human Services Administration require broad and relevant knowledge and skills that enable and promote service delivery to a range of individuals and communities. Shared competencies among service providers create a framework for training and preparing professionals to meet the needs of diverse communities.

The Master of Human Services Administration competency areas are:
1. Systems and Strategic Thinking (ST) – Explore conceptual framework and language to explain the complexity of organizational systems.
2. Self-Development (SD) – Develop clarity of and commitment to one’s leadership mission and values, and the skills to put mission and values into practice.
3. Collaboration and Group Dynamics (CGD) – Create a common mission, vision, values and norms, finding common ground while respecting and incorporating human differences.
4. Financial Management (FM) – Exercise and apply strategies to manage the internal financial controls including accounting, financial planning, budgeting, cash flow management, and donor systems and establish strong systems of donor stewardship.
5. Human Resource Development (HRD) – Evaluate and develop strategies to achieve strategic organizational goals while supporting employee development and success.
6. Research and Information Design (RID) – Evaluate and apply skills of gathering, organizing, and interpreting information and metrics to promote sustainable systems, make informed organizational decisions, and mitigate risk.
7. Purposeful Systemic Change (CHNG) – Exercise appropriate leadership to identify and promote organizational development and continuous improvement efforts to transform organizational structures, processes, and culture.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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