Social Services Administration

The concentration in Social Service Administration provides students with skills for developing and managing social services agencies.

All four of the classes in this concentration are offered online.

Our graduates are involved in a variety of professional activities including planning, consulting, administering, and evaluating social service agencies. They manage and assist in the management of public and private organizations that serve a variety of populations as administrators, planners, supervisors, consultants, and instructors. This concentration, including the core classes, can be completed online!

2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges BadgeThe UIS Human Services Department  has been awarded one of the 2017 most affordable online degree programs in the nation by Education Publisher the SR Education Group. This ranking compares all institutions offering Human Service related degrees online, including many which offer only undergraduate degrees. Graduate level online degrees  with an administration component are quite rare, as their rankings attest. You may view the list of rankings by clicking on the badge to the left. Please note that while this award refers to the online degree concentration,  Social Services Administration, our on ground/blended concentrations in Child and Family Studies, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Gerontology are equally affordable.

Concentration Requirements:(20 hours)

  • HMS 514 Staff Development and Supervision (4 hours)
  • HMS 538 Social Services Administration (4 hours)
  • HMS 584 Introduction to Nonprofit Management (4 hours)
  • HMS 588 Grant Writing in Human Services (4 hours)
  • One additional graduate level elective course with approval of academic advisor

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your Social Service Administration questions or to request information.

Contact the online SSA program coordinator directly:
John Snyder
Office: Brookens 318
Phone: (217) 206-6121