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Human Services, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Human Services Program offered by Lesley University prepares students to work with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of human services settings. Human Services majors concentrate on gaining a foundation in the liberal arts, human growth and development, the human services delivery system, and the social policies that shape service delivery and provide for social needs.


Students take a core set of courses that develop the skills for working in human services agencies and settings. A strong component of psychology and sociology courses imbedded in the major provides students with an understanding of human behavior and the social context of the lives of individuals served. Students will complete over 400 hours in the field.

Students will be able to:

  • critically apply human services perspectives, concepts and knowledge in a range of practice settings.
  • critically evaluate social policy.
  • critically evaluate practice approaches and professional identity within a culturally competent framework.
  • design, conduct and evaluate social science research.
  • demonstrate skills of ongoing, self-reflective practice that conform to professional standards, values and ethics.

Human Services majors graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree offered by Lesley University and the experience and competence which prepares them for entry-level positions with a range of human service populations in a variety of settings, including the juvenile justice system; health care settings and hospices; criminal justice agencies; community advocacy groups; the child welfare system; parent-action movements; group residences; recreational services; elderly services; policy and legislative agencies; substance abuse programs; crisis intervention services; and not-for-profit agencies and settings. 


Job opportunities for human services majors are projected to increase by over nine percent in the next ten years in a wide range of industries, including:
  • Individual and Family Services
  • Healthcare
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Nursing Care 
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    On rolling admissions

    3 Intakes per year

    • August
    • January
    • May
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifespan Development
  • Foundations and Systems in the Helping Professions
  • Course in development
  • Practical Ethics in Human Services
  • Senior Capstone Seminar: Human Services and Counseling
  • Course in Development
  • Social Policy

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Students must visit our website and upload academic transcripts (including completion certificate, if available) along with English proficiency score (if available)
  • When applying, students will need to submit academic transcripts.
  • Students may need to submit one to three recommendations from teachers, professors, colleagues, or supervisors.
  • Students may need to write a written personal statement, submit a portfolio, or supply writing samples.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    27600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Lesley Global Academic Advantage: 6,000 - 20,000 USD
  • Apply by: First come, first served
  • Eligibility:  Will be determined upon receiving application

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