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About Human Services (M.S.E.)

Welcome to the Human Services program!

"Building Learning Communities Through Critical Reflection"

Gain insight and add depth to your understanding of human services.

This 30-hour master's degree program is designed for persons interested in enhancing their human service skills for employment in other settings. A master's degree with a concentration in human services will provide depth and insight to a better understanding of human development and counseling techniques. The program is appropriate for persons in the clergy, nursing, criminal justice and other related fields.

Note: This degree does not lead to obtaining Ohio's Professional Counseling license or Professional Clinical Counseling license. Students who intend to obtain either of these credentials must enroll in the 60-hour clinical mental health counseling master's degree program.

Download our printable program brochure (pdf) >>

Program Highlights

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What will you be learning?

Faculty members conduct regular curriculum reviews to make class content current, relevant, and comprehensive. 

Required courses

  • EDC 531  Personality & Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • EDC 568  Research & Evaluation in Human Services
  • EDC 575  Counseling Diverse Populations
  • EDC 525  Human Services Administration
  • EDC 529  Career Counseling
  • EDC 543  Theories & Techniques of Counseling
  • EDC 545  Counseling Techniques Lab
  • EDC 583  Theories & Techniques of Group Counseling
  • EDC 635  Couples & Family Counseling
Elective courses

  • EDC 605  Professional Seminars with Clinical Implications

Visit the Resources tab to access the following:

  • Course matrices
  • Course schedules
  • Checksheets
  • Program and department handouts
  • Seminars
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Meet Our Faculty & Staff!

Program Coordinator

Alan Demmitt, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Department of Counselor Education & Human Services
School of Education & Health Sciences
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Chaminade 301
Dayton, OH 45469-2962

Phone: 937-229-3644
Fax: 937-229-1055

You can also reach us at our toll free number 800-259-8710, #1.

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Get outside the classroom!

The Human Services Program offers students more than just classroom learning. Students in the department have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills they're learning in their courses, fieldwork and research.

Graduate Assistantships

A variety of assistantship opportunities are available for students who are enrolled in the program. Recipients receive an annual stipend and tuition credits. More than 50% of full time school psychology students received assistantship funding for the 2012-13 school year. These included a variety of positions in the department, university, and community, including the following placements: 

  • Community Wellness Services
  • Learning Teaching Center
  • Residential Coordinator
  • Teacher Education Department
  • Catholic Leadership Institute
  • SOEAP Center for Catholic Education
  • Montgomery County Learning Centers
  • Urban Teacher Academy
  • Ready Set Soar at the Miami Valley Regional Center
  • Departmental Administrative/Research Assistant positions

Learn more about applying for Graduate Assistantships with the university >>

Regional and National Organizations

Graduate Community Fellows

Graduate fellows in the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community help build community partnerships to benefit the wider Dayton community while enhancing the learning experience of University of Dayton students through service. 

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Hear what former graduates have to say!

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Apply to Human Services!

The application process is online, easy, and free!

Admissions Requirements

Download the documents below to view admissions requirements for each Counselor Education & Human Services degree program.

Human Services (pdf) >>

Application Deadlines

  • Spring deadline: September 10
  • Summer deadline: January 10
  • Fall deadline: April 10