Articulation agreements facilitate the transfer of credits from one educational institution to another; thus, they link programs, reduce confusion, and aid student transitions. The Human Services department at Stevenson University has developed formal articulation agreements with the following programs:
Community College Programs
Graduate School Program
The articulation agreement between McDaniel College and Stevenson University gives human services majors the opportunity to complete their B.S. in Human Services from Stevenson University and M.S. in Human Services Management: Special Education from McDaniel College in 5 years.
The McDaniel Program provides graduate students with a master's degree while completing a live-in internship as a Community Living Manager (CLM) in a residence for adults with developmental disabilities. In return for their internship as CLMs, students receive a 75% tuition scholarship, a stipend ($18,000 per year in 2010), full health care benefits, and free room and board.
Students who intend to apply for the Master’s Program at McDaniel College should enroll in HSR 515 and HSR 540 instead of HSR 315 and HSR 340. Students who have been accepted into McDaniel College’s Master’s Program in Human Services Management: Special Education may enroll in McDaniel College’s EDU 550, Research Methodology, during their senior year at Stevenson University. Accepted students participating in HSR 440 will be required to complete a minimum of 50% of their field placement hours with Target Community and Educational Services.
Juniors will receive additional information about the 5-year degree program in the HSR 380 class. Interested students must submit (1) a letter of interest and (2) a recommendation by a full-time faculty member in the SU Human Services department. Minimum criteria for the program are (1) 2.75 GPA and (2) acquisition of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services prior to beginning the fifth year of their graduate studies at McDaniel College.
If students transfer 6 credits (HSR 515 and HSR 540) and complete EDU 550 during their senior year, they will be able to complete McDaniel College's Master's Program in Human Services Management: Special Education in 1 year (6 credits-summer; 9 credits-fall, and 9 credits-spring). Only courses in which the student earns a grade of “B” or better are eligible for transfer.
Graduates with a master’s degree in human services typically work as directors, managers, and coordinators for non-profit agencies, usually working with children and adults with disabilities, but also with the elderly population. Some work for state or federal government agencies, for example, the Developmental Disabilities Administration or other state service providers.
For more information, please contact Dr. Esther Horrocks, Human Services department Coordinator, Stevenson University.