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Online Accelerated Undergraduate Degree in Human Services

Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

Mount St. Mary’s University’s online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in human services can help you build a strong foundation in evidence-based and ethical best practices in the helping professions. The program will help you gain deeper insight and a better understanding of human behavior. Its curriculum draws from sociology, psychology, education and business to prepare you for a meaningful career making a difference in the lives of others.

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Division of Continuing Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies strives to make it easy for adults to go back to school on a part-time basis. It's important to us that you feel supported, can maintain your work-life balance, and have access to all the resources you need to be a successful student.

Our faculty and advisors are here to work one-on-one with you to develop your degree plan, and to help keep you on track to finish your degree. We make the traditional college resources available to you to aid in your success, such as our Career Center, Writing Center, library and Learning Services Office, just to name a few.

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About the Program

The online accelerated undergraduate degree in human services, B.S. is housed in the Mount’s Division of Continuing Studies. The program was designed with working adults in mind. It strives to make it easier to earn your college degree while maintaining a work-life balance. The Mount’s student success and support network will ensure that you have the resources required to succeed in your career and beyond.

Our faculty and advisors are here to work one-on-one with you to develop your degree plan, and to help keep you on track to finish your degree.

The fully online human services B.S. combines a cutting-edge curriculum with hands-on internships to prepare you to face the challenging and important work of helping others.

Career Opportunities

Graduates go on to pursue careers and graduate studies in fields such as:

  • Family and youth services
  • Substance abuse and addictions
  • Disabilities
  • Aging
  • Juvenile and adult corrections
  • Community mental health
  • Social services

Format

  • Finish at your own pace. Courses are offered as a blend of synchronous and asynchronous online, year-round in 5- and 8-week sessions. Take the courses you need at your convenience.
  • Receive specialized support for online students. One-on-one advising and a customized degree plan are available and encouraged for all students.

Affordability & Financial Aid

Programs are designed to take one course at a time, providing you the flexibility you need to complete the 5- and 8-week classes at your own pace; with that the program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year.

  • 2023-24 tuition rates effective July 1, 2023 - $563 per credit*
  • 2024-25 tuition rates effective July 1, 2024 - $570 per credit*
  • Employees of partnership organizations will receive 20% tuition discount for all credit-bearing courses.
  • Students may transfer in up to 75 credits through prior college, competency testing and credit for prior learning.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition is subject to change without notice. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college.

Admissions & Application

  • Classes begin: Year-round.
  • Admissions Deadline: Two weeks prior to the session start date.
  • Priority Application Deadline: Four weeks prior to the start of the first class.
  • No application fee.

Admissions Requirements

The Mount's accelerated undergraduate completion degree programs are for individuals looking to apply previous college credit toward a bachelor's degree or who are at the beginning of their undergraduate studies. Admissions requirements include:

  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students may transfer up to 75 credits from a two-year institution or 90 credits from a four-year institution.

Questions? Please contact:

frederickadmissions@msmary.edu
Division of Continuing Studies
Phone: 301-682-8315