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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.

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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:

  • Significant reductions in tuition through a 80% tuition scholarship
  • Free room and board
  • A graduate stipend for interns starting at $25,000
  • 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 80% 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.

Requirements for Human Services Management

Admissions Requirements

The following steps should be completed in sequential order:

  • Interview with management of Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.
  • Complete application for graduate study
  • Submit official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7

Degree Requirements

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

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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.
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Spotlight Profile Alumni Spotlight Lia Snow ’10, M.S.’12

Lia decided to continue the work she began during her graduate internship as a Community Living Manager with Target Community & Educational Services, Inc. Now Community Living Director, Snow is dedicated to providing a safe and high quality of life for children and adults with disabilities at the community-based residential Target, Inc. and assisting them to be active participants in the community and to live as independently as possible.