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
- Fall 2020 Newsletter (pdf)
- 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)
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
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse concentration is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association .
Full participation in Graduate Certificate in Human Services Fundraising is applicable for 240 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
UIS’s Master of Arts in Human Services has been selected by BestValueSchools.org as one of the top five master’s degrees in Human Services for 2021.