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Human Services Management, M.S.

McDaniel’s Master of Science in Human Services Management (HSM) is a one-of-a-kind graduate program that will prepare you for a management position in a community-based human service organization—and a life of helping those who need it most.

Degree Types
Master's , B.A./M.S. Pathway
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Program Cost
$548 per credit
In Person
Total credits

About the Program

Through a unique blend of graduate study, on-the-job training, and financial aid, the HSM program at McDaniel will help you make a real difference in people’s lives.

How It Works

As a graduate student in the HSM program, you’ll complete coursework while experiencing a live-in internship at Target Community & Educational Services, Inc., a local nonprofit agency affiliated with McDaniel. As a Target Scholar, you’ll receive:

  • 100% tuition scholarship
  • Free room and board
  • A graduate stipend for interns starting at $45,000
  • Health, vision, and dental benefits

Why McDaniel for Human Services Management

We’ve designed our program to make sure it meets your needs and goals.

  • Truly unique curriculum. The combination of hands-on experience and coursework is unlike other programs in the field.
  • Affordability. You’ll get paid a stipend, receive a 100% scholarship, and get free room and board.
  • Experience that counts. Extensive hands-on work in a real-world setting means you’ll be well prepared for whatever comes next.

Five-Year B.A./M.S. - Human Services Management Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Pathway Program

The Human Services Management five-year program prepares students to work in management positions within the non-profit arena.

Program Details

What You Need to Know About Human Services Management

Admissions Requirements

Candidates required to submit:

  • Completed application for graduate study.
  • Official transcript verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.00. (Students with a GPS between 2.75 and 2.99 will be admitted provisionally which requires a student to maintain a 3.0 GPA in the first 9 to 12 credit hours. Students with less than a 2.75 GPA can be considered for provisional admission on a case-by-case basis but may be required to provide additional documents or participate in an interview. Admission may also require additional conditions.)
  • A professional resume highlighting related work experience.


Candidates who wish to be considered for the Target Scholar opportunity should also:

Degree Requirements

  • 30 semester hours
  • In concurrence with course work, complete an internship as a Community Living Manager for Target Community & Educational Services

Special Opportunities

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Guaranteed Experience

At Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. you’ll work as Community Living Managers, serving individuals with developmental disabilities. This allows you to gain critical experience while earning your degree, positioning you for success well beyond your program.

Advancing Your Career

Graduates of the Human Service Management Master’s degree program:

  • Find management positions with various nonprofit and for-profit agencies serving people with disabilities.
  • Work in government agencies at the federal, state, city, and county levels with a focus on general education and special education services.

Scholarship Opportunity! Target Scholars Program A One-of-a-Kind Partnership

Hear more about our one-of-a-kind partnership and scholarship opportunity! McDaniel's HSM program partners with Target Community & Educational Services, Inc, a local human services agency which provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.  This partnership provides an opportunity for our students to gain the knowledge and skills to become a manager in the human services industry while getting on the job experience through a paid internship.  The Target Scholars program offers 100% tuition scholarship, paid internship ($45,000 annually), health and dental benefits and housing.