Lubbock Christian University offers a Master of Science in Human Services which is well suited for students who have a deep passion to help others. Graduates from this program will gain knowledge on the aspects of healthy family functioning. In addition to this valuable knowledge, graduates will be able to apply Christian and Biblical principles in order to help strengthen families. Students will learn a wide range of topics related to family functioning that will help them improve the quality life of families who are going through a difficult time. This program gives students a choice of two specializations. A specialization in Administration will give students the tools needed in order to create and influence policy. The second specialization as a Family Life Educator gives students the tools to improve communication and provide effective conflict resolution within families. Graduates often find employment within fields such as social services, ministry, substance abuse rehab, marriage and family therapy, divorce mediation, and various other human service related fields.
The M.S. in Human Services program consists of core credit hours as well as credit hours within the student’s chosen specialization. Course topics students will explore include organizational leadership, crisis intervention, social development of individuals and families, family systems, helping professions and public policy, ethics in the helping professions, and conflict resolution. Students will also complete courses in their chosen specialization. Courses in the Administration specialization include leadership theory and practice, strategic planning, communication for leaders, human resource administration, and fundraising/grant writing. These courses are also designed to teach students how to create policies and effectively work with legislators. Students who are interested in the Family Life Educator specialization will enroll in courses that teach family coaching, communication, and conflict resolution. Courses for this specialization include family education, parent education, human sexuality, family resource management, and a family life education practicum. Students in this specialization will be fully equipped to work with families.
Students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and have a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies or a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in 12 or more graduate hours in a discipline relevant to the MS in Human Services program.
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges