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Master of Science in Assistive Technology and Human Services

Program Details

CSU – Northridge offers graduate students the opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services. The concentration focuses on alleviating the need for well educated individuals to perform in health services areas, particularly with disabilities in a geriatric population. The expanding group of individuals in need of specialized care because of a specific disability has created a need for an online degree program focusing on assistive and adaptive technologies.

The degree program will enlighten healthcare professionals, or those who wish to pursue such careers, with the innovative technology to enable disabled patients to live more productive, independent and fulfilling lives. The curriculum will enhance the professionals working as human services professionals, physical therapists, counselors and human resources with the expertise to provide exceptional assistive care services. The ultimate goal of health service professionals of the program will be to ensure patients, clients and their families receive the best care to reach the highest benefit from their situation.

The Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services concentration is globally recognized, as well as the first program of its kind in Southern California. The ATHS concentration provides a collaborative education with the College of Health and Human Development and the College of Engineering and Computer Science, to build on already learned foundations. The MS degree in ATHS features the flexibility of a virtual classroom and constant communication with well qualified instructors and staff.


A bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution. Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.0 OR a 2.5 and GRE score, in one section of the test, in the upper 50th percentile. GRE scores are not required if your cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission