20 months
490 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
490 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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Finish your Human Services bachelor’s at Illinois Dominican University and expand your opportunities in a degree completion program designed for working adults accelerated online and in-person options.


In this interdisciplinary major from Illinois Dominican University, you’ll master the communication, research and data analysis skills to succeed in fields ranging from counseling and crisis intervention to community organizing and advocacy.

In less than two years, you’ll be prepared to work at public health agencies, government offices, social service agencies and more. Want to go further? Our adult and continuing studies programs are a natural bridge to some of our most high-impact master’s degrees, including our Master of Arts in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

Dominican is the right place to relaunch your academic journey. We understand the unique needs of today’s busy adult learners and value the experience you bring. We’re prepared to help you clear obstacles and balance academic demands, full-time work and family responsibilities. 

You can transfer prior credit. And you can study from anywhere by taking your classes fully online. You can also choose our in-person evening classes, offered at Triton College. 


  • Start the Human Services  program whenever it’s convenient for you
  • Take courses throughout the year online or in person
  • Tailor your degree to your career goals by choosing 21 hours of social science courses
  • Learn efficiently in accelerated eight-week sessions
  • Transfer prior college credits toward your Dominican degree
  • Earn college credit for learning experiences beyond the classroom

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Social Science Research 
  • Writing in the Social Sciences 
  • Statistics for Social Scientists 
  • Human Services Administration 
  • Social Policy 
  • Behavioral Theory 
  • Professional Ethics 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who completed coursework at institutions outside the United States must submit official, translated transcripts from secondary schools and colleges/universities that have been attended. 
    • Transcripts from colleges/universities must include include course details for all courses taken (course by course report). 
    • Proof of English Language Proficiency: International students who are not native speakers of English must provide proof of English language proficiency as part of the application to Dominican University. 
    • Admitted international students who require an F-1 or J-1 visa, or whose visa needs are unclear, will be asked to complete a supplemental form, providing Dominican documents required for the university to generate an I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students). Either the I-20 or DS-2019 document will be required for students to obtain a U.S. visa from an American embassy or consulate.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 490 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • National

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 490 USD per credit during 20 months.

Living costs for River Forest

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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