School of Arts & Sciences

Human Services Management  Bachelor of Science

The Human Services Management degree from Cambridge College prepares you to develop programs that support the needs of individuals, families and communities.

120 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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Human Services Management Degree Overview

Develop the management skills to oversee and direct the activities of human services-related organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management program integrates classroom learning with applied skills through a field education placement in a community human service agency or program.

BS in Human Services Management Program Highlights

As a Human Services Management major, you’ll learn to identify the needs and strengths inherent in individuals, families and communities, and work to develop program services that address client needs.

You’ll gain essential management skills, including effective communication, human relations, teamwork and negotiation skills, while creating work environments that foster corporate social responsibility, sustainability and long-term growth. You’ll understand the importance of valuing and respecting diversity, along with current ethical and legal issues.

You’ll also gain a theoretical and practical understanding of service delivery, often to very vulnerable persons, and the professional demands of creating and maintaining effective business processes and organizational systems. This includes analyzing complex managerial and organizational situations, taking into account the larger context, strategy, policy, ethics and justice.

Choose Cambridge College

Cambridge College's Human Services Management program offers:

  • Real-world training: Field experiences will take your education beyond the classroom, giving you opportunities to provide counseling, advocacy, research and other services, and then document and reflect on your activities. The program also includes a research-intensive final capstone project.
  • Flexible, hybrid course options: Classes include a mix of on-campus, scheduled remote (Zoom), and online sessions to give you flexibility in class formats. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, scheduled classes are offered with evening and weekend class options.
  • Convenient location: Attend in-person classes at our Boston campus which is a 5-minute walk from the Orange Line and offers free parking for students.
  • Experienced faculty: Cambridge College faculty are experienced human services professionals and dedicated, accessible teachers who are here to help you succeed.
  • Affordable tuition: Rated one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States, Cambridge College offers a world-class education at an exceptional value.
  • Diverse students: Work with other adult learners from around the world. Cambridge College welcomes 300+ students from 50+ different countries and was recently ranked #7 for Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges in America by Best College Reviews.

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Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Management Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Careers in Human Services Management

Health and human services is a rapidly growing field, with a high demand for skilled management professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a social and community service manager is $74,240. This industry is expected to grow 9 percent over the next decade, much faster than average for all occupations.*


Projected employment growth for social and community service managers from 2022-2032*


Median annual salary for social and community service managers*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Service Managers, (visited November 17, 2023).

Human Services Management Jobs

Graduates of this program will be prepared for supervisory and mid-level management positions in human services. Job opportunities include:

  • Case manager
  • Family engagement manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Social and community service manager
  • Human services program director

The bachelor’s program is also excellent preparation for graduate study in management, human services and social sciences.