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Online Human Services Degrees

Apply Behavioral Health to Diverse Fields

Whether you have an interest in the field of forensic behavioral health, criminal justice, legal, or related care systems, online human services degrees from Concordia University, St. Paul will prepare you for your ideal career path.

CSP provides an M.A. in Human Services – Forensic Behavioral Health and a Certificate in Forensic Behavioral Health, both offered in partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). You’ll learn how to help those involved in the criminal justice and legal systems through enhanced communication skills, problem-solving strategies, advocacy, and ethical perspectives.

Our fully online human services master’s degree program is 36 credit hours, while the online forensic behavioral health certificate is 15 credit hours. Flexible, affordable health and human services courses are taught by experts in the field, and are offered in an accelerated 7-week format. You can start these human services programs at multiple dates throughout the year, and transfer many of your existing credits.

Recognition for CSP’s Human Services Programs

  • Ranked #16 in Best Colleges in Minnesota by Salary Potential, according to the College Salary Report by PayScale.
  • Earn 44% more than the national average as a CSP graduate, according to collegescorecard.ed.gov.
  • 95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation, according to the First Destinations survey administered by CSP.

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Online Human Services Programs

Human services degrees from CSP allow you to develop skills for advocacy, decision-making, and enhanced communication with those in the forensic behavioral health system.

Certificate in Forensic Behavioral Health

In partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), this certificate program focuses on the direct relationship between behavioral health, criminal justice, and legal systems.

M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health

In partnership with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), this program focuses on the direct relationship between behavioral health, criminal justice, and legal systems.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in community and social services are projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.¹

With your human services major or certificate, you can find many jobs in the human services field. You might work as a probation/parole officer, correctional treatment specialist, or social worker.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, you can transfer up to 50 percent of the program’s credit hours from a regionally accredited institution toward this degree program. Our Transfer Specialists will guide you through the process.

The program’s 15 credit hours can be completed in 9 months. However, your transfer credits will vary the time it takes you to complete the degree.

The M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health includes 36 credit hours.

To apply, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admissions Requirements page for more information.

To apply, you must complete the online application, submit official transcripts, and write a brief personal essay. See the Admissions Requirements page for more information.

The M.A. in Human Services–Forensic Behavioral Health will have six start dates throughout the year, in January, March, May, July, September, and October.

Sources

  1. Community and Social Service Occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 April 2020. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/home.htm. Retrieved 20 May 2020.