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Welcome from Dr. John Hudgins, Master of Science Degree in Human Services Administration Chairperson

Welcome to the Program in Human Services Administration:

Human Services includes a broad range of perspectives, knowledge and skills focused toward enhancing human well-being, both individually and collectively. This program, a collaborative effort between Coppin State University and The University of Baltimore, is designed to prepare students for professional leadership as human service administrators in a variety of corporate, government, nonprofit, and community based settings. One of a very few Masters Degree Human services programs in the country, the emphasis is placed on professional growth through a combination of classroom and fieldwork experiences. The degree preparation includes the development of abilities in the areas of program planning, evaluation, leadership, supervision, and decision-making.

While direct service experience is encouraged and valued, it is not a fixed requirement for program admission. As a student in the program you will be encouraged to build upon prior employment, volunteer or other experiences to develop an effective approach to human services leadership and administration.

The market demand for human service administrators is high. Nationally, and across this state, the job opportunity growth rate is continues to outpace the number of trained professionals available. This program which yielded its first graduates in May 2001. It has been quite popular and highly successful. Our alumni have attained a variety of promotions, special assignments, and leadership responsibilities for new program development.

As you explore the information provided at this web site, please feel comfortable contacting the department directly for a candid discussion of the opportunities that are available to build or extend your career in Human Services Administration.

Sincerely,

Dr. John Hudgins
Chairperson

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