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HUMAN SERVICES LEADERSHIP 

Human Services Leadership (HSL) is an integrative and empowering area of study that will prepare you for career paths that are rewarding on both a personal and professional basis. 

Through professional internships and interactive class sessions in our HSL program, you will become a well-rounded leader of social change at all levels. You will become an advocate for individuals, families and communities and address personal, social and environmental issues. 

Human services professionals aren’t defined by a single job or work setting, but they all share a common mission: to improve the lives of individuals and communities, including vulnerable or disadvantaged populations. 

WHO SHOULD MAJOR IN HUMAN SERVICES LEADERSHIP? 

Graduates from the human services leadership program work in a variety of fields and professions. The program is ideal for anyone who: 

  • Desires a career leading people and organizations that address social, economic and environmental issues at all levels.
  • Want to gain knowledge and experience in human behavior, social issues, ethics and conflict resolution
  • Strive to become an advocate for others and use their skill to benefit society.
  • Desire personally and professional rewarding career paths.

Affordable and Flexible Format

UWO+ courses are offered in accelerated, seven-week sessions and are all available 100% online. We offer rolling admission, so students can start at the beginning of any seven-week session. There’s no need to wait for the start of an official semester—you can begin earning your degree when you’re ready. 

Professors schedule assignment deadlines, but coursework and readings are done at a time that best fits your schedule. There are no live classes or scheduled meeting times, which means our programs work for working professionals. 

Courses in the UWO+ program are stackable, which helps you complete your degree sooner! Students in the UWO+ program can enroll in one or more courses each semester and the accelerated format means you’ll take fewer courses at the same time.  

Student Support

At UW Oshkosh, student support is at the heart of all that we do. We offer career guidance, personal support and flexible learning opportunities. UWO+ programs offer high-touch support services, so whether you need technical assistance with the learning platform or help with your assignments, we are here to help you succeed. 

Cost

UWO+ programs are strategically priced to reduce financial risk and investment for students who want to see how online courses fit into their schedules.

First Two Years

Introduction courses and those offered in a student’s first two years (an average of 60 credits) are priced at $220 per credit.

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Online and Accelerated

Most courses are delivered in an accelerated, seven-week session, which offers additional flexibility for students working full time whether you work outside or inside the home. 

There are no required scheduled meeting times, but there are deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments and discussions.

Second Two Years 

Advanced courses and those offered in a student’s second two years in their program (an average of 60 credits) are priced at $295 per credit. 

Each student’s financial investment will depend on how many credits they transfer and how many credits they earn for prior experience. We offer no-pressure credit and cost assessments before you even apply!

Tuition estimates, which depend on an individual’s prior academic experience, are: 

  • 0 Transfer Credits……$30,900
  • 15 Transfer Credits….$27,600
  • 30 Transfer Credits…$24,300
  • 60 Transfer Credits…$17,700

The majority of students at UW Oshkosh receive financial aid. In 2020-21 we offered $160 million to eligible students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Visit the Financial Aid Office website to learn more about the types of financial aid you may be eligible for at uwosh.edu/financialaid. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

UWO+ programs are designed for working professionals. Students are required to meet the admission requirements set by the UW Oshkosh Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We review each application using a comprehensive review process. 

There is no admission fee to apply to UWO+ programs. 

MORE INFORMATION 

You can get a no-pressure credit and cost evaluation with one of our dedicated advisors. Even if you don’t have previous credits to transfer, we can talk about your work and life experiences and help you understand which UWO+ degree programs meet your career and life goals.   

Connect with an advisor today by filling out the form below or call (920) 424-0234. You can also email us at oce@uwosh.edu

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Tons of Career Options

UWO+ degrees prepare students to be leaders in a wide variety of workplace environments.

Transfer Credits

Transfer in eligible credits from previous institutions. We’ll evaluate your individual experience on a case-by-case basis.

VETERANS RESOURCES

Military credits are eligible for transfer. Visit the UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center for information about more military benefits.

UWO+ Programs

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS)

Jump into an accelerated degree program covering a wide breadth of subjects.

Communication Studies (BS/BA)

Learn skills in speaking, listening, writing and intercultural communication.

Criminal Justice (BS/BA/BAS)

Prepare yourself for a career in law, corrections, policing or criminology.

Human Services Leadership (BS)

Explore how to improve the human condition by leading people and organizations.

Medical Imaging (BAS/BPS)

Get the education you need to start or advance a career in a modern healthcare facility.

Leadership & Organizational Development (BPS)

Increase your understanding of complex organizations and leadership skills.

Web Design Certificate

Learn web site design and basic programming skills.

Professional Communication Certificate

Develop in-demand communication skills and expand your career options.

Certificate in Forensic Investigation*

* pending final approval

Discover the theory and dynamics of investigating evidence and crime scenes.