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Online Human Services Degrees

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Explore the path toward a rewarding career. At Carlow, you’ll learn from experienced faculty and develop the compassion, empathy and skills you need to become an advocate for those in need and make a positive impact on the world around you.

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Online Human Services Degrees Overview

100% Online

The flexible online format allows you to take classes and complete coursework around your own schedule and at your own pace.

Career-Focused Curriculum

Our focus is on career readiness and hands-on learning experiences. Students approach their chosen fields of study with an ethical mindset.

Generous Transfer Policy

Bring your previous credits with you and finish your degree program as quickly as possible.

Empower Others with Degrees Focused on Human Services

Develop the skills you need to make a difference in the lives of others with an online human services degree from an accredited university. Whether you’re interested in a career in psychology, social work or human resources, Carlow University’s online degree programs prepare students to lead effectively in their chosen field and have an impact in your community.

Carlow’s 100% online courses offer a flexible, career-focused learning environment, and with part-time and full-time options available, you can tailor your program to fit your life and work obligations. Be prepared to improve the quality of life for those you serve and make a difference in the world around you.

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Online Human Services Degree Programs


4 years Duration

120 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • 100% Online
  • Broad-based psychology curriculum
  • Accelerated graduate track options
  • Transfer up to 90 credits

Be ready to make an impact. An online psychology degree from Carlow University provides a broad education that sets you up for success in a variety of fields and career paths. With a diverse selection of elective courses available, you can craft the degree that best suits your interests and goals.

With small class sizes, you’ll receive the individual attention you need to thrive. Explore all you can do with an online psychology degree, with career opportunities ranging from case managers and psychology technicians to jobs in the business and communications sector.

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18-48 months Duration

45-60 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CSWE-accredited
  • 2 concentrations available
  • Flexible format
  • Advanced standing and traditional student tracks
  • Trauma-informed curriculum

Carlow University’s 100% online Master of Social Work program is designed for working professionals looking to become a highly capable social worker. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to have an impact on your community and fill in-demand roles that make a difference.

The program offers concentrations in direct practice or macro practice so you can tailor your degree to fit your career goals. The curriculum is largely trauma-informed, ensuring you will graduate with the experience to be a compassionate and empathetic social work professional. Carlow’s faculty works with you to gain field placement and graduates are ready to sit for licensure.

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3 years Duration

72-87 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • CSWE- and IACBE-accredited
  • 2 MSW concentrations
  • LCSW preparation
  • 100% online
  • Comprehensive social work and business training

Carlow’s online MSW – MBA dual degree provides the education and training necessary to succeed as a social worker in a variety of settings. Whether you want to run your own practice or take on a senior role in an organization, this degree equips you with the skills to advocate for those you serve while having a strong business understanding.

The curriculum is comprised of between 24 and 31 classes and offers specializations in either direct practice or macro practice. Courses focus on topics such as managing employees, interpreting data for decision-making, developing business plans and more.

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4 Semesters Duration

36 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • 100% Online Courses
  • High Doctoral Program Admission Rate
  • Graduate Assistantships Available
  • Career Focused Curriculum

Carlow’s M.A. in Psychology program is designed for students who want to work in psychology settings that do not require licensure. The program caters to those who wish to make an immediate impact with their social science training in human service fields.

Courses are delivered 100% online, and with a career-focused curriculum taught by experienced faculty. You’ll learn advanced principles in general and applied psychology and with five guided elective focus areas to choose from, you’ll have the opportunity to specialize your courses in areas that best suit your interests and career goals.

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What Can I Do with a Human Services Degree?

An online human services degree provides the unique opportunity to have an impact on the world around you. You can pursue a career that satisfies your desire to help others and to make a difference in your community. Depending on your area of study, the concentration you choose and your previous work experience, there are a variety of career paths available to you.

Here is a closer look at potential careers:

  • Human resources specialist: $63,490/year3 
  • Social and community services manager: $69,600/year2
  • Medical and health services manager: $104,280/year4

Human Services by the Numbers

12% Overall growth rate for employment of social workers from 2020 to 20301

78,300 Projected job openings each year for social workers1

$69,600 Median annual wage for social and community service managers2 


You may incur costs beyond tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and other fees. Take these costs into consideration as you budget for your education. 

Yes, depending on your program. To find out exactly how many credits you can transfer, request more information.

Yes. The online programs offer full-time and part-time options.

To apply for the program, submit your application and transcripts, along with any other required information. Apply now.

At Carlow, we offer three start dates throughout the year, in January, May and August.