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Certificate in Community Human Services


Certificate in Community Human Services

Program Overview

The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers is pleased to announce the expansion of The Certificate in Community Human Service Management Program to two locations in Massachusetts. The Certificate Program will be offered in Worcester, at Clark University, as well as in Boston by Suffolk University.

This innovative Certificate Program trains new leadership, provides career growth opportunities and introduces new managers to others in similar positions and creates a network of support in community-based human services.

This program is for mid-career community-based health and human service employees who desire skill sets essential to advancement and leadership in health and human services careers, and who are looking for flexible, low-cost education.

Certificate and Graduate Credit

Participants who complete the ten modules in the five Education Blocks will receive a Certificate in Community Human Service Management, issued jointly by the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and Clark University or Suffolk University.

Those Participants who excel in the successful completion of the program will receive a Certificate with Distinction.

Many CCHSM graduates have taken advantage of the Certificate Program graduate credit and continued their studies in a Masters Degree program.

Clark University will allow graduates* of this program to apply credit for four graduate level classes if they choose to continue in a Masters program at Clark University. Masters Degrees, requiring 12 classes to complete, include:

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Professional Communication

Suffolk University will allow graduates* of this certificate program to apply six graduate level credits (equivalent to $3400 in tuition) toward the following programs at Suffolk University:

Master of Public Administration 45 cr.
Master of Health Administration 45 cr.
MPA/MS in Mental Health 60 cr.
MPA/MS in Criminal Justice 54 cr.
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Administration 15 cr.

*Students must have a Bachelors Degree before beginning the program in order to qualify for graduate credit.

Benefits to Human Service Providers

  • Educational curriculum that addresses your program needs
  • Great employee benefit for committed candidates
  • May help retain critical staff
  • Will develop new leadership candidates
  • Will increase the capacity of the organization

About Our Partnerships

Clark University's College of Professional and Continuing Education begins a partnership with the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., in the fall of 2005. This affiliation expands the CCHSMP to a second location: Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark University has long been distinguished for its pursuit of scientific inquiry and humanistic studies, enlivened by a concern for a significant social issues. Clark's partnership with other area educational institutions as well as its focus on graduate programs in communications and public administration demonstrate its commitment to the community.

Suffolk University's Center for Public Management began health and human service management Certificate Programs in 2000 in partnership with several different health and service providers, and then with the Provider's Council in 2002. Their goal was to provide affordable graduate level education for the future leaders of health and human service providers in Massachusetts. So far, through five different Certificate Programs, well over 300 future leaders have graduated from the program. The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., embraces the goal of training future leaders as part of our mission in serving human service providers in Massachusetts and proud to have graduated 60 future leaders in three years.