Master of Science in Disability Human Services
Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Science in Disability Human Services program must complete the admission requirements of the Graduate School and have:
- A completed bachelor’s degree, preferably in a human-services related field. Depending on the student's educational and vocational background, some co-requisites may apply.
- An overall GPA of 2.75 or 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework.
Admission applications are recommended to the Graduate School by the Special Education program director in consultation with program core faculty. Application due dates are posted on the Graduate School webpage.
Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in any Special Education graduate program.
Academic honesty, including professional dispositions and ethics, is at the core of any professional program. Any behavior deemed as academically dishonest or not reflective of professional dispositions and ethical behavior by the Department of Special Education will result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, a failing grade for the assignment and/or course, and/or dismissal from the program. Violations include, but are not limited to, the following types of behaviors:
- Misrepresenting another individual’s work as one’s own, e.g., plagiarism.
- Copying from another student during an exam.
- Altering one’s exam after grading for the purpose of enhancing one’s grade.
- Submitting the same paper to more than one class.
- Use of any material not approved by the instructor during an exam.
- Turning in reports intended to be based on field collected data but, in fact, are not.
- Failure to respect the confidentiality of students/persons served or studied.
- Failure to uphold the professional standards for ethical conduct as set forth by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).
This graduate degree program is designed to prepare leaders to serve in disability human services organizations. Candidates receive advanced preparation in Research and Experiential learning; Human Resource and Fiscal Management; Disabilities Knowledge; Law, Policy and Regulation; Assessment and Evaluation; Instruction & Training; and Program Development and Implementation.
|SPED 501||Intro To Graduate Studies||3|
|SPED 503||Research Design and Methodology||3|
|SPED 508||Law, Regulation & Policy in Disability Services||3|
|SPED 525||Intro To Severe Disabilities||3|
|SPED 539||Clinical Practice in Human Services Program Assessment||3|
|BADM 540||Organizational Leadership||3|
|BADM 535||Management Principles and Practices||3|
|Choose from the following||3-6|
|Human Resource Management|
| Strategic Management|
and Financial Management and Accounting
|or SPED 598||Research Project|
Dr. Evan Borisinkoff
Associate Professor, DHS Graduate Program Director
Dr. Holly Pedersen
Professor, Special Education Department Chair
Dr. Andy Bertsch
Professor, Business Administration Department Chair and MSM Program Director
Dr. Ruth Soderstrom