Human Services Administration

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Human Services and Psychology

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Enhance the quality of life for others as a human services professional

Helping others function to the best of their ability is a key function of human services professionals. Mercer University’s Master of Science in Human Services Administration qualifies individuals to pursue leadership positions in the field. Students learn how to close the gap between people, communities, and resources to improve healthcare services. Advisor directed electives allow students to customize their concentration. The courses can include but are not limited to, courses in the areas of Child and Adolescent Services, Gerontology Services, and/or courses from another graduate program degree within the College of Professional Advancement.

Students may choose a concentration in Human Services Administration from the following areas:

  • Child and Adolescent Services – Focus on the multidisciplinary perspective of child and adolescent development, nutrition, health, and recreational services.
  • Gerontology Services – Explore the adult lifecycle and study the physical, psychological, social, intellectual, and emotional maturation of the older adult.

Designed for busy and working adults

The M.S. in Human Services Administration is offered fully online. Coursework is scheduled over eight-week terms and opportunities to make connections with faculty and classmates are offered. Students can comfortably take two classes per week and maintain a work-life balance.

Pursue a role serving others

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs in human services will increase 13% by 2028, creating a demand for human services professionals. Graduates of Mercer’s M.S. in Human Services Administration may succeed in various in-demand roles such as:

  • Case Manager
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child/Adolescent Caseworker
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Community Service Manager
  • Coordinator of Social Services
  • Government Agency Supervisor
  • Human Service Professional
  • Mental Health Assistant
  • Program Management Specialist
  • Social Service Program Administrator
  • Social Organization Project Director
  • Welfare Case Manager

Learn more about our Human Services Administration program

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions counseling appointment, or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 678.547.6417 or for more information.

Meet Our Professors

Our qualified professors prepare students to help others function to the best of their ability through personalized learning and support.

My passion is to love people and to see them reconciled to their best self, so pursuing my Master of Science in Human Services was key to accomplish my goals in serving people. I chose Mercer because of the staff and advisors that spoke so passionately about the university and this program.

Shasta Dyer, M.S. in Human Services ’19

I chose the M.S. in Human Services Program at Mercer because of the flexibility that this program would provide me as professional. The field of Human Services and the umbrella of helping professions in general is very all-encompassing and I wanted the opportunity to receive diverse training that would complement my current knowledge, skills, and abilities, while not limiting me to one job path, but providing me with the tools to be impactful in a number of professional settings.

Ebonye Bryant, M.S. in Human Services ’19