Master of Arts in Human Sciences

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  • Course description
    The Master of Arts in Human Sciences program offers an interdisciplinary approach to education in the human sciences, particularly as they relate to the problems of contemporary society and its people. The goal of the program is to enrich the understanding and skills of individuals in the professional and civic roles. It is open to qualified applicants to the Graduate School. Concentrations The curriculum includes basic courses in the social, behavioral and biological sciences. Advanced courses and concentrations are offered in psychology.
    Psychology (for those who would like to increase their understanding of the principles of human behavior as they apply to their current roles or positions)
      • General/Experimental Psychology
      • Gerontology
      • Helping Relationships

    The Master of Arts in Human Sciences is not a counseling degree, although some courses may count toward certification requirements.

    Program Requirements 
    The 30- to 36-credit program is designed for professionals who wish to advance in their current fields, and offers both a thesis and a nonthesis option. The thesis track includes the preparation and defense of a 6-credit thesis. The nonthesis track requires a comprehensive written examination.

    Success of Graduates
     Bringing knowledge from several disciplines to bear on their chosen fields, our graduates enrich their skills in their professional and civic roles. They contribute to individual and community well-being in the fields of health, human resources, education, law enforcement and social services. Several graduates have gone on to doctoral programs. 

    Human Sciences Faculty
    Full-time faculty members in Hood's psychology department—including specialists in a wide range of areas, from gerontology to behavioral medicine—are supplemented by adjunct instructors as well as by Hood faculty from other disciplines. 

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