One important role of social services across America is helping individuals and their families to succeed in interpersonal relationships and to achieve positive outcomes working and living within their communities. By learning to understand these relationship dynamics, how to manage agencies and ways to deliver services effectively, students can begin to assist families and communities in educating themselves as to the resources available to them.
This 36-credit hour online master of science is designed to meet the educational needs of military service members and their spouses and prepares social and behavioral sciences professionals to work with children, adults and families in community/agency settings. Students who successfully complete this specialization will earn a Master of Science in Human Sciences specializing in Family and Community Services.
Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) is a consortium offering fully online graduate programs. The curriculum has been specially adapted to ensure that students receive the same quality of education as an on-campus course and are taught by faculty from several universities. Students will interact with instructors and other students through email, online chats, discussion boards and other methods.