Child, Youth & Family Studies: Specialization in Human & Family Services Administration
M.S. Degree: Masters Program Type: Online Interest: Human and Family Services Administration Program Type: International

This program combines expertise in family studies with business skills required for administrative positions:

  • Family Functioning: principles of family theory, contemporary research, and working with diverse populations
  • Program Design and Evaluation: fund-raising, grant-writing, data collection, measuring outcomes and cost effectiveness of interventions, and program design and development
  • Professional Issues: ethical and legal issues
  • Administration and Management Skills and Knowledge: human resources, program management and public policy

Combines the excellence of 2 NU campuses:

Tuition & Fees for Human & Family Services Administration

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

This is a 36 credit hour program taught by faculty from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Nebraska at Omaha.

  • Family Content (9 credit hours)
  • Program Design, Evaluation and Research (9 credit hours)
  • Administration and Management (12 credit hours)
  • Professional Issues (3 credit hours)
  • Capstone (3 credit hours)
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.

Career Opportunities

Advance your career within the human services industry:

  • Full-time professionals who want to advance their career by moving from positions such as direct care staff, case workers, program managers and care providers to program directors, agency directors, executive directors, etc.
  • Field professionals seeking increased understanding of the most effective methods of agency administration.
  • Individuals interested in blending family related expertise with the administrative expertise needed to manage human service organizations.
  • Individuals who hold Bachelor's Degrees in family sciences, business, psychology, sociology or related fields.
  • Professionals who have new ideas but need the skills necessary to manage agencies such as nonprofit organizations, foster care agencies, early childhood intervention agencies, after school programs, and adolescent intervention programs.
  • Military personnel who are seeking a post-military career in Human and Family Services Administration.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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