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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 School of Professional and Continuing Studies

Human Services - Graduate


Organizational Management and Leadership Concentration (36 credits)


The purpose of the Organizational Management and Leadership (MOML) concentration is to develop the leadership and management skills of people in human service organizations, both non-profit and for-profit, toward creating effective, sustainable programs focused on social and economic justice.  Students develop technical and experiential competencies in community engagement and organizational development.

Degree Requirements


  • MOML students must earn a total of 36 credits to graduate.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution if a final grade of B or above was obtained for each of the courses.
  • All MOML students must take the three Foundation courses.
  • All MOML students must complete a graduate action research project (MOML 601-604).
  • The College authorizes the awarding of a Master of Science degree in Human Services for the completion of 36 credits with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Note: All MOML courses include an online component through Moodle that allows instructors and students to remain in contact between sessions by continuing class discussions and providing additional learning resources.

Community Counseling Psychology Concentration (36 credits)


The community psychology perspective serves as the framework of the Community Counseling Psychology (MCCP) concentration.  Developed from the community mental health and war on poverty movements of the 1960s, community psychology emphasizes the influence of external social forces on the individual.  Course content develops an understanding od systems within which people live and work, and builds the skills necessary to intervene at the individual and community levels.

Degree Requirements


Degree Requirements


  • MCCP students must earn a total of 36 credits to graduate.
  • A maximum of 6 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution if a final grade of B or above was obtained for each of the courses.
  • All MCCP students must take the three Foundation courses.
  • All MCCP students must complete a graduate action research project (MCCP 601-604).
  • The College authorizes the awarding of a Master of Science degree in Human Services for the completion of 36 credits with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Note: All MCCP courses include an online component through Moodle that allows instructors and students to remain in contact between sessions by continuing class discussions and providing additional learning resources.

Mental Health Counseling Concentration (60 credits)


The purpose of the Mental Health Counseling Program is to develop highly skilled counselors who are prepared to meet the mental health needs of their diverse communities in ways that promote social change and social justice. Students develop self-awareness as well as empathetic and empowering attitudes concerning the human conditions they encounter through a broad range of exposure, academic coursework, and supervision concerning counseling theories, ethical principles, and practical skills. Students build their own personal bridge between theory and the delivery of best practice skills to help promote people with whom they work.

The mental health counseling concentration in MHC meets the current education requirements in most states. Students are advised that there are additional steps for licensure beyond the academic degree. It is the responsibility of the student to keep current with the state requirements, such as postgraduate supervisor experience in the passing of state and national examinations.

Degree Requirements


  • MMHC students must successfully complete a total of 60 semester hours, including 17 courses for terms of practicum/internship for a total of 1000 hours.
  • A maximum of 9 credits may be transferred from a regionally accredited institution if a final grade of B or above was obtained for each of the courses.
  • All MMHC students must take the three Foundation courses.
  • All MMHC students are required to complete 1000 hours of supervised work (Practicum/Internship, MMHC 681 - 684) while enrolled in the master’s program. The practicum/internship hours cannot be part of the students regular work hours.
  • All MMHC students must complete a graduate research portfolio, designed to integrate applied learning from the concentration.
  • The College authorizes the awarding of a Master of Science degree in Human Services for the completion of 60 credits with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.

Note: All MMHC courses have a web-enhanced component using the Moodle platform, the college’s learning management system located on the Springfield College website. The student will receive a Moodle Online Student Guide and training to ensure familiarity with the system. Due to this requirement, it is highly recommended that each student have his or her own personal computer with Internet access. At a minimum, one must have access to a computer 2 to 3 times per week.

Electives (6 credits)


Choose two courses for a total of six credits from the following: