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Human Services Graduate Programs

Department of Counseling and Human Services

Human Services Graduate Program

Welcome to the Human Services Master's Program at ETSU

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Versatility in Context: Expanding Skills to Serve Others

Human Services is a broadly defined field with an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focused on prevention and remediation to uniquely promote various ways to meet human needs. The core curriculum, internship, and capstone experience provide enhanced competence and advanced qualifications grounded in best practice and directed toward success in the helping professions.  Graduates may obtain promotions and positions in leadership of human service programs, administration of nonprofits, staff training, grant writing, team leader, program development and coordination, family support, operational management, marketing and public relations, research and program evaluation, advocacy and community organizing, advancement and fundraising, and expanding number of roles with private, public, voluntary, international, and nonprofit organizations.

Human Services: The Future of the Helping Professions

The world is changing, growing more diverse and complex. There is a need for a variety of helping professionals. Governments are privatizing, and the resulting human service organizations create units and positions with versatile functions and transformative response.  While our practitioners will work for the public, they will also serve foundations and for-profit purposes.  Mental/behavioral health, wellness, eldercare, childcare and child life specialists, substance abuse counseling, youth development, homelessness, hunger, poverty, social justice, domestic violence, neglect and abuse, human resources, risk management, career coaching, college admissions and student affairs, university advisement, educational consultation, disability services, diversity training, quality enhancement, records supervision, emergency management and crisis intervention, parent-caregiver education, career coaching, therapeutic recreation and camping, facility licensure, nonprofit board membership, corrections counseling, and community outreach. This is just a sampling of the opportunities available in this field. Please join us!

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