Human Services Degrees

Marian University Human Services Programs 

The Marian University Human Services programs empower students by utilizing curriculums designed to help make an impact wherever social change is happening, and wherever individuals, families, groups and communities need you. For decades now, the Marian University Human Services programs have been educating and training individuals who truly understand not only how to address societal needs, but how to go about finding solutions. In your community, throughout your state and across our country, there are countless families and individuals who need the support that can only come from graduates of our programs. 

Traditional Undergraduate Human Services Programs

Traditional Undergraduate Offerings 

The Marian University Human Services programs will prepare you to work in a wide range of settings by emphasizing the connection of theory with real-world practice, along with giving you an understanding of the major concepts, theories and historical trends that impact the area you’re most interested in. We’ve become nationally respected because of the relationships we’ve developed with leading organizations, and the way our graduates continue to help them each day. You’ll gain and apply knowledge through educationally-driven field experiences, internships, and research that will enhance your understanding of your desired field. 

Online Human Services Degrees

Online Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Certificate Offerings 

Designed to prepare busy adult learners for a career providing care for people in need, the 100% online Marian University Human Services programs will help you move forward on your path to reaching your goals by providing small class sizes, faculty feedback, and in-depth topic discussion. Our graduates are prepared with the skills and practical experience needed for success, as they complete coursework with support from our expert faculty, who are highly accomplished in their field. Personalized instruction will help you form connections and professional networks, and foster a better understanding of a broad array of personal, organizational, and social issues. 

Experiential Learning and Career Outcomes 

The Marian University Human Services programs place an importance on hands-on learning, as we feel it’s the best way to prepare you for actual work situations and responsibilities. 

  • Students in the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Psychology program gain and apply knowledge through educationally driven field experiences, internships, and research that enhances their understanding and critical analysis of key psychological conceptsStudents receive Mental Health First Aid training, conduct research, present at Marian’s Academic Symposium, and regularly attend the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago. 
  • With a proven curriculum that includes 450 hours of field internship experience, the Marian University Bachelor of Social Work program is unique in that it will provide you firsthand experience working with clients from your very first class. 
  • The Marian University Bachelor of Expressive and Therapeutic Arts program will give you the chance to deepen your awareness of your own personal creative process and style while learning how the foundation of “art as therapy” supports self-expression and creativity in others. 
  • The 100% online Master of Science in Thanatology program is the nation’s ONLY master’s program for thanatology, and is led by Dr. Janet McCord, a Fellow in Thanatology, a credential awarded only by the Association for Death Education and Counseling, a professional association for which she is also a Past President.