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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Dec 04, 2023
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Services Management Certificate

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Many MSW’s often find themselves moving up quickly into supervisor, management, and even executive positions.  The generalist perspective and systems knowledge from their social work education provides a strong basis for leadership growth in a range of social work settings.  However, to better prepare macro practice/COSA students to take advantage of leadership opportunities and enhance their personal and professional development, the School now offers the Human Services Management Certificate in collaboration with the Network of Social Work Management.

This national Human Services Management Certificate can be completed by COSA students in the course of their MSW.  Students pursuing this certification option must complete twelve credits through the following COSA core and skill electives course work covering areas of:  Social Administration/Human Services Management, Human Resources/Supervision Management, Financial Management, Grant and Funding Development, and other management and leadership skills in keeping with the Network of Social Work Management competencies, which are offered in the COSA concentration.  In addition, COSA students in Social Administration/Human Services Management must also complete a COSA concentration field placement in a community-based or human services organization to apply their course knowledge, values, and skills in the organizational setting.

For more information on the Human Services Management Certificate, please contact the Community Organization, and Social Action Concentration Chairperson, Tracy M. Soska, at 412-624-3711 or

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