Department of Human Services
The M.A. degree in Human Services prepares students to practice with competency as human service professionals in multiple roles and settings. Students have the opportunity to choose from four concentrations that provide specialization expertise: Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Child and Family Studies, Gerontology, and Social Service Administration.
For those interested in a fully online degree option, the Social Service Administration concentration can be studied from anywhere you have internet access. The Child and Family, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and Gerontology concentrations are taught in a hybrid format, utilizing both online work and classroom sessions.
Department and UIS Links
- FAQs for students
- Admission Requirements
- Spring 2020 Newsletter (pdf)
- Fall 2019 Newsletter (pdf)
- Spring 2019 Newsletter (pdf)
- Fall 2018 Newsletter (pdf)
- Spring 2018 Newsletter (pdf)
- View or Print Human Services Fact Sheet (pdf)
Our Alcohol and Substance Abuse concentration is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association:
Meet the Chair
Human Services’ department chair is Dr. Denise Bockmier-Sommers, faculty in the online Social Services Administration concentration. Contact Dr. Bockmier-Sommers at 217-206-6908, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduates of the online program are invited to campus each May for an online graduates’ brunch, where they meet college faculty and administrators prior to graduation. Circumstances prevented our physical get-together this year, but we moved our celebration online and are looking forward to next year.