Curriculum

Graduate Certificate - Human Services Administration

The 12-credit online Human Services Administration graduate certificate is offered by the University of Missouri. It includes three core courses and a choice of one elective.

Core Courses

This course introduces students to the grant development and management process. This course is not intended to cover all aspects of grant development and management; it is intended to give students confidence in their grant development abilities and inspire them to learn more. Students learn and use professional writing skills throughout the course.
This course introduces students to the development, administration, and management of youth, family, and community service organizations. It includes special focus on the roles and responsibilities of administrators and managers.
This course is an overview of the program development process and outcome evaluation of community, children, and family programs. Students develop knowledge through participating in a community-based project involving the practical application of program design and evaluation methods.

Elective Courses

Choose one of these recommended courses.

In this course, students explore the evolution of a resilience approach to the study of families and human development across the life cycle.
This course provides students with resources related to managing stress and coping with crises across the lifespan to use in their own lives and the lives of families they serve. Students learn about the biopsychosocial nature of stress; methods of coping with stress, anxiety, and conflict; and models of effective family functioning in the presence of stress and crises.
Students examine theories of family function and dysfunction, techniques of assessment, and models of family intervention.
Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

2022-2023: $600
2023-2024: $600
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Average time to complete:
Master's degree: 30 months or less
Graduate certificate: 6-12 months

36 Hours


12 Hours

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Emily Buster Student Excellence Award Recipient.jpgI have loved every minute of this program! The teachers are wonderful, the coursework is challenging and engaging, and I have been able to do it while also working full time and taking care of my three children. During the day, I run a home daycare and I am able to use the techniques and ideas that I have learned in my classes to enhance the learning experience in my home. This degree program has given me the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual, as a mom, and as a teacher.

– – Emily Buster, Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society Student,
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