Human Services Management & Leadership

Human Services Management & Leadership

Equipped to serve, destined to lead

Are you a natural-born leader or does your hard work and diligence set you apart? Do you desire a career in leading people and organizations to improve the human condition? If you want to learn to be an agent of social change, to assist and empower individuals, families and communities, the Human Services Management and Leadership degree at UNT Dallas is for you.

What is a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management and Leadership at UNT Dallas?

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management and Leadership (HSML) degree from the University of North Texas at Dallas gives you an affordable, interdisciplinary path to a variety of exciting and rewarding positions in the social services industry. The UNT Dallas Human Services Management and Leadership program is dedicated to developing and preparing human service practitioners to serve as leaders in nonprofit service agencies through education, research and service. Students are trained to become intellectual explorers with skills and competencies necessary for effective service delivery, program management and leadership. The competencies are developed through coursework in the areas of volunteer management, social work, sociology, rehabilitation studies, business and applied gerontology.


Alumni Success - Stephanie Sierra '17

Stephanie is serving southern Dallas at Trinity River Mission. A volunteer based community learning center, providing education support to K-12 students.

What marketable skills will I learn?

  • Conduct program evaluation and assessments to determine program effectiveness
  • Obtain, synthesize, and clearly report information from various sources and assess the quality of information from sources
  • Exercise self-care techniques to reduce burnout
  • Facilitate case management activities
  • Participate with legal, ethical, and regulatory issues, and risk management factors related to human services
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Develop cultural sensitivity and cultural competence for multiracial populations

Why earn a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Management and Leadership from UNT Dallas?

Human Services Management Leadership majors will be prepared to work as human services professionals in management and leadership positions with a variety of community and government agencies such as family services, youth programs, child advocacy programs, senior services, public welfare, social services and the nonprofit sector. The UNT Dallas advantage is an affordable degree program with small classes taught by renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities. UNT Dallas is committed to experiential learning opportunities, including internships in the top-rated Dallas-Fort Worth job market that give you the real-world work experiences that employers desire, while helping you to build professional networks. In completing a minimum of 12 hours in one of the approved human services specializations, students obtain a certificate in applied gerontology, substance abuse treatment or alternative dispute resolution.

What career opportunities are available with a Human Services Management and Leadership degree?

  • Some of the careers that UNT Dallas Human Services Management Leadership majors enter include:

  • Social and community service managers
  • Health educators
  • Training and development managers
  • Mental health and substance abuse specialists
  • Fundraisers
  • Counselors
  • Arbitrators