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Master's in Applied Human Services

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Take your career in human services to the next level with a flexible master's degree built around your career goals and interests. Our accelerated Master of Science in Human Sciences: Applied Human Services program can be completed in 18 months and is for professionals interested in management or leadership roles at nonprofits, community health centers, social service organizations and government agencies.

Human development and family sciences provides interdisciplinary knowledge and skills focused on individuals and families, considering them in the context of the systems in which they live. Our program examines the whole lifespan—prenatal development to old age. In our education and research, the HDFS program emphasizes prevention efforts to help individuals and families reach their full potential.

OSU-Tulsa HDFS students may choose to participate in research through the OSU Center for Family Resilience, located on our downtown Tulsa campus. 

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Specializations and Graduate Certificates

The Master of Science in Human Sciences, Applied Human Services option has several specializations, including built-in graduate certificates that provide an additional graduate credential. Not ready for a master's degree program? A graduate certificate can be completed in about one year and gives you an OSU graduate credential. Plus, all of the credits you earn in a certificate program can be applied to selected master's degree programs.

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You can also work with your program advisor to design your own specialization plan that fits your personal career goals.


OSU-Tulsa's programs are designed for busy professionals with full-time careers. Courses are available online or one night a week at our downtown campus. You choose your pace and how many courses you want to take each semester.

Our faculty understand that you have priorities in addition to your education, and they work with you as partners and mentors to help you succeed in your graduate studies.

On-site Career Services provide one-on-one guidance for internships, job search and professional development so you can put your education to work before you even graduate.


An Oklahoma State University degree is an investment that pays off. The OSU name is recognized internationally, so you'll never have to answer, "Where is that?" when telling an employer where you earned your master's degree.

We're one of the best values in the Big 12, and offer thousands of dollars in financial aid each year.

Program Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition Per Credit Hour: $230.45
  • Estimated Cost for One Course: $1,306.50
  • Estimated Cost for Entire 33-hour Program: $14,371.50

These amounts represent OSU's graduate resident tuition and fees for the College of Education and Human Sciences in 2018-2019 . They are estimates and will vary based on your course selection. Online courses have additional fees not included in this estimate. See OSU's tuition and fees estimator for more details.

Quick Facts: HDFS Graduate Study in Tulsa (PDF)

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