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Human services is one of the fastest growing professions in the country and you can be a part of it. Offering a wide variety of concentrations and internship sites, Hilbert's human services major is a skills-oriented, interdisciplinary program designed to prepare you for a meaningful career in both public and private agencies. You'll have the opportunity to explore such areas as working with children and families in a variety of settings. You will also learn counseling techniques, case management and advocacy.
In addition, our professors have extensive experience in human services, adding an important, real-world aspect to your learning environment. Our program also prepares you for graduate work in areas like social work, agency or school counseling, or psychology.
FOUR + ONE PROGRAM OPTION
Earn your Bachelors and Masters in Five Years- Combined BS in Human Services/Master of Public Administration: Health Administration
This new and innovative combined BS/MPA: Health Administration program allows you to finish your BS in human services and simultaneously work on a MPA: Health Administration. Students can begin taking graduate courses during their final year(s) of undergraduate study and any graduate course taken fulfills the requirements of both the BS and the MPA: Health degrees.
Admission to the graduate school occurs during your junior year, without the need to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). As a result of beginning graduate courses during your undergraduate program, you will complete the master's degree more quickly. The combined program should allow you to finish both degrees in a 4 + 1 format (5 years), saving students up to two semesters of graduate school.
Why a Master's in Public Administration: Health Administration?
The Master of Public Administration: Health Administration degree at Hilbert College is designed to prepare students with the skills to succeed in public service and health care management positions in a wide variety of organizations. This program integrates the core curriculum of Hilbert’s MPA with a special focus on health administration and services.
Graduates can utilize their MPA: Health Administration degree for a wide range of careers in public or health services administration, policy, evaluation, planning, consulting and related careers. Both experienced professionals and students in the first stages of their careers will benefit from the MPA: Health Administration at Hilbert.
Requirements for the combined program are straightforward. First, you must meet all the regular requirements for the BS in human services. Second, you can take graduate credits during your final years, which can be applied to the credits needed for the BS in human services as well as the courses required for the MPA: Health Administration. Finally, you must meet all of the requirements for the MPA: Health degree.
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5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075
132 Bogel Hall
716-649-7900, ext. 305