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Master’s Degrees in Human Services

1,236 Yearly Graduations
$34,900 Median Salary
$38,077 Median Debt
There are 53 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in human services. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 59% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.7% of human services graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Human Services Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,236 students earned their master's degree in human services. This earns it the #94 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in human services at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 6,503
Associate’s Degree 4,381
Master’s Degree 1,236
Basic Certificate 1,019
Undergraduate Certificate 505
Graduate Certificate 69
Doctor’s Degree 55

Earnings of Human Services Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in human services is $34,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $34,900 to a high of $38,650.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in human services is $38,077. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $38,077 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $35,688.

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The median monthly payment of a human services graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $444.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in human services. About 87.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 152
Women 1,084
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Human Services

The racial-ethnic distribution of human services master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 580
Hispanic or Latino 91
White 409
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 128
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Human Services Master's Degree Students

There are 53 colleges that offer a master’s degree in human services. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
302 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for human services majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 48,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

The human services program at Walden University awarded 302 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 88% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
153 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in human services. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The human services program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 153 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
107 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilmington University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Roughly 14,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

The human services program at Wilmington University awarded 107 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
68 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Capella University. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 people received their master's degree in human services from Capella University. About 94% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
44 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Leo University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in human services. Roughly 10,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,296 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their master's degree in human services from St. Leo University. Around 68% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 93% were women.

#6

Lincoln University

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
38 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lincoln University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Roughly 2,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,026 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,106 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their master's degree in human services from Lincoln. Around 95% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#7

East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma
37 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Central University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in human services. Roughly 3,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,648 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,298 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 master's degrees were handed out to human services majors at ECU. About 81% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
37 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Dakota is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,697 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,062 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 master's degrees were handed out to human services majors at USD. Of these students, 76% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
36 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Post University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 master's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Post University. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#10

Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
31 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Chestnut Hill College. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,950 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,040 per year.

The human services program at Chestnut Hill College awarded 31 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 87% of this group were women, and 81% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, Illinois
29 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Concordia University, Chicago. Roughly 6,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,926 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,910 per year.

The human services program at Concordia University, Chicago awarded 29 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 93% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, Connecticut
27 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their master's degree is Albertus Magnus College. Roughly 1,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,520 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their master's degree in human services from Albertus Magnus. Of these students, 96% were women and 89% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Boricua College

New York, New York
26 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Boricua College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,000 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 master's degrees were handed out to human services majors at Boricua College. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois
24 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Springfield comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in human services. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,270 per year.

The human services program at University of Illinois at Springfield awarded 24 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#15

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena, Mississippi
23 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi Valley State University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,726 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,560 per year.

The human services program at Mississippi Valley State University awarded 23 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 96% of this group were women, and 91% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee
21 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Tennessee State University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,340 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their master's degree in human services from ETSU. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#17

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
18 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

The human services program at Webster University awarded 18 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in human services. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their master's degree in human services from USF Tampa. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#19

Lenoir - Rhyne University

Hickory, North Carolina
16 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lenoir - Rhyne University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in human services. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,980 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in human services from Lenoir - Rhyne University. About 94% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
16 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
94% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for human services majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Baltimore. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,824 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in human services from UB. Of these students, 88% were women and 94% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to human services that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Social Work 31,270
Public Administration 12,640
Public Policy 3,219
Community Organization & Advocacy 469
Other Public Administration 280

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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