• Generous aid package includes a 75% tuition scholarship, salary, room and board in a facility for individuals with developmental disabilities, and more

• Complete your degree within two years

• Prepares students for middle to upper-level management positions in human services organizations or classroom teaching positions



Articulation Agreemement: McDaniel College and Stevenson University

M.S. in Human Services Management


McDaniel’s Master of Science in Human Services Management (HSM) is a one-of-a-kind degree that will prepare you for an administrative position in a community-based human service program. Through a unique blend of financial aid, graduate study and on-the-job training, HSM at McDaniel will help you make a real difference in people’s lives.


Graduate students work full time for Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., a local non-profit agency affiliated with McDaniel. As Target Scholars, HSM candidates receive significant reductions in tuition as well as a stipend, free room and board, and health benefits for the duration of the two-year program. Students learn both in the classroom and on the job while serving individuals with developmental disabilities as resident Community Living Managers at sites in Carroll and Montgomery Counties.

Key Features of the HSM program include:

• 5-year B.A./M.S. HSM option

• Generous financial aid packages, including room, board, a 75% tuition scholarship, salary, and a variety of other benefits. 

• Supervisory experience while in the program.

• Degree completion possible in 24 months.

• Prepares students for middle to upper-level management positions in human services organizations or for positions teaching in the classroom.

• Features the theoretical education and practical skill-building necessary for a successful career.

Why McDaniel

• With a strong history of high placement rates for our graduates, you can expect quality job offers.

• Combine graduate study with full-time employment in one of the various target facilities located throughout Maryland.

• Earn a generous financial aid package, including room, board, a 75%tuition scholarship, a graduate stipend of $19,000 per year, and health and dental benefits.

• Highly competitive tuition.

Admissions Requirements

Initial Admission

• Interview with management of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. http://www.targetcommunity.org/contacts.asp

• Completed application for graduate study

• Submit the non-refundable application fee

• Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7

*Students not meeting the GPA criterion may be admitted to the program on a conditional basis. Full acceptance will be reviewed upon completion of nine graduate credits.

Degree Requirements

• 33 semester hours

• Two-semester special project related to student's employment as a Target counselor




Other requirements will be necessary for students seeking special education teaching certification.


Dr. Tom Zirpoli, Program Coordinator
Human Services Management (Target)

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates of this program excel in various positions:

Graduates of the Human Service Management Master’s degree program find management positions with various nonprofit and profit agencies serving the disabled or the elderly. Many also accept positions with various government agencies at the federal, state, city, and county levels with a focus on general education and special education services.

Important Dates

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – August 1

Spring Semester – December 15

Summer Sessions – May 1


1. Is this a live-in position?
Yes. In order to maintain continuity for the clients we serve, we have found it best to employ our graduate students in full-time live-in positions as counselors. The practical experience students gain would be impossible to match in any classroom-only setting. Counselors live two to a house (one a first-year and one a second-year student), supporting three developmentally disabled adults. Each counselor has a private bedroom in an apartment below the main house where clients live.

2. Can I become certified to teach special education through this program?
Yes. The program offers both a management track and a teaching track. The specific courses necessary to complete certification will depend on state requirements (Maryland or Pennsylvania) as well as a student’s prior educational experience.

Fall undergraduate registration
April 18, 2014, 12:00 am
"EVIL DEAD: The Musical"
April 18, 2014, 7:30 pm
Junior Visit Day
April 21, 2014, 9:30 am
Student Solo Recital
April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
The Ridington Lecture
April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Musician Brandon Stiles
April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Larry Hogan: What I’ve Learned
April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quazy in the Quad
April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House
April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Student Chamber Music Ensembles
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Dance Company Recital
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Animal House - Decker Auditorium
April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Junior Open House
April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
Children's Chorus of Carroll County
April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm