Human Services Management Certificate Program

Many social work graduates, including clinical practitioners, often find themselves moving up quickly into supervisor, management, and even executive positions. The generalist foundations and social systems knowledge from the social work education provides a strong basis for leadership growth in a range of social work organizational settings. To better prepare social work students to take advantage of leadership opportunities and enhance their personal and professional development, the School offers the Human Services Management Certificate. 

The Human Services Management Certificate can be completed by COSA and the specialization by Direct Practice students.

Required Courses

Students seeking this certification option must complete twelve credits through the following COSA courses (offered during the following terms): 

  • Social Administration (Fall and Spring)
  • Supervision and Personnel Management (Fall and Summer)
  • Financial Management (Spring)
  • Grants, Proposals and Funding Development(Spring and Summer)

Most COSA students, especially advanced-standing students and all those pursuing the Social Administration track, will be able to fulfill requirements for this certificate. Direct Practice students can fulfill this specialization by using their General Elective option and taking on or two courses during the summer term, depending on advanced-standing status. 

Required Field Work

More information coming soon

Contact Us

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