Griffith University

Master of Human Services

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Within a flexible online learning environment you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective human services professional. Human service professionals are concerned with improving the social, economic, personal and communal well-being of people. They seek to promote social inclusion and achieve equity, social justice, interdependence and human rights of people who are adversely affected by social and economic factors. You will study with fellow students from different professional backgrounds, which will help you to learn and understand how different professions can contribute to improving the quality of people's lives. This program will suit you if you are wanting to be an agent for change and are looking for specialist human services training. You will explore contemporary issues, and learn about the latest theory and practice that can be applied to a broad range of human service settings, including government and non-government, welfare organisations and community groups. You will access highly relevant courses based on the latest evidence-based research and build upon your existing knowledge base for working with children, families, young people, older people, communities and human service organisations. From 2023, you may complete one of the following majors: Children, Youth and Families Disability Practice First Peoples Community Practice Leadership and Management Students who do not wish to complete a major may complete courses from any major. Students may choose to complete a research dissertation on your area of interest in human services. This will provide you with the knowledge and skills for conducting independent research projects and the research experience necessary for those who wish to pursue a PhD or Master of Philosophy. It is anticipated that successful graduates of the Master of Human Services will enhance their opportunities for advancement in the human services field.DurationThe Master of Human Services offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:#qualTable, #qualTable td, #qualTable th {padding-top: 0px;padding-right: 10px;padding-bottom: 0px;padding-left: 10px;text-align: left;vertical-align: middle;border: 1px solid #ccc;}#qualTable {border-collapse: collapse;} If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in: Bachelor (or higher), non-related or cognate discipline 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent Graduate Certificate in Human Services OR Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion OR Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies OR Graduate Certificate in First Peoples Community Practice 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (with 40 credit points of credit)


  • Applied Counselling
  • Dissertation Part 1
  • Dissertation Part 2
  • Dissertation Part 3
  • First Peoples and Social Justice (Advanced)
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Human Service : Knowledge and Practice
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higherAny Bachelor Honours degree or higher


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $48,000 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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