Make your career a profound statement for progress.

Looking for a bold way to impact your community? Prepare to provide insights into human behavior that can lead to real progress in the world and your career.

At Maryville University, you can earn your online human services degree and prepare to become an expert in social services. Join us and develop skills to contribute key analysis and research that can profoundly further efforts in law enforcement, business, education, and a growing number of fields.

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Which online human services
degree is right for you?

At Maryville, you have options to help you define your career in human services. We currently offer two online bachelor’s degrees in human services, with additional programs coming soon.

Open your mind and career to new possibilities through our online bachelor’s in psychology, with opportunities to gain experience applying the degree in your desired field.

You can also choose to pursue your degree in forensic psychology to combine a foundation in social service with applications in criminal justice.

Both programs meet standards set by the American Psychological Association, and both can help you focus your career on improving mental health.

Featured online human services degree programs

Earn your degree in psychology and you can gain a broad foundation and rise to standards set by the American Psychological Association. Our online human services degrees provide the structure to build your psychology career so you can serve your community by developing vital, in-demand expertise.

With your online psychology degree, you can find the best way to make a difference from nearly any setting — in classrooms, businesses, research firms, community organizations, government agencies, and more.

Why choose Maryville for your online human services degree?

At Maryville, your online human services degree program connects you with our reputable faculty of psychology experts who help you apply skills, conduct research, and present findings in the field.

You complete your coursework 100% online, and you can graduate with the experience and confidence to advance in your field. With our support system and focus on our students’ success, it’s no wonder Forbes ranks us among “America’s Top Colleges.”

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Why earn your bachelor’s in human services online?

When you earn your bachelor’s in human services online, you gain access to our resources and our faculty’s expertise whenever you have an internet connection.

Full-time students can graduate in as few as two years. Once you enroll, you log in to an easy-to-use portal that connects you with career mentors who can help you develop expertise to become a leading psychology expert. This allows you to study and learn on your schedule, so you can prioritize your education around your work and life schedule. And with dedicated, 24/7 support, you never have to worry about technical issues getting in the way.

By the end of the program, you can emerge with original research and bold new skills.

What careers can you pursue with your online human services degree?

Demand for psychology expertise is increasing. It’s even emerging in unexpected fields. For example, in education, you can use psychology expertise to help you reach more students. In law enforcement, you can learn to read a crime scene from a unique angle. In business, you can recommend solutions that benefit the whole organization.

At Maryville University, we know it takes someone brave to break new ground and explore new ways to apply professional expertise. That’s why we designed our online human services degree programs to help you advance.

Our goal is to help you gain knowledge and understand how to apply your human services degree to a broad spectrum of industries.

Here are some popular careers that our psychology and forensic psychology graduates pursue*:

Social and Community Services Manager
2017 Median Salary: $64,100

Probation Officer/Corrections Treatment Specialist
2017 Median Salary: $51,410

Human Resources Specialist
2017 Median Salary: $60,350

Market Research Analyst
2017 Median Salary: $63,230

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meet our human services faculty.

Making a difference in even one person’s life is what our online human services degree is about. That’s why our expert faculty is dedicated to helping you connect your online bachelor’s in forensic psychology or psychology to the career where you can make your biggest impact. Together, we can tackle pressing issues and help effect positive change on lives around the world.

Peter Green

Meet Dr. Peter Green, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Peter Green has dedicated the past decade to helping students turn their experience at Maryville into a career-defining transformation. As a social psychologist, Dr. Green has become a leading expert in causes of social concern, such as college drinking and racial discrepancies in judicial sentences. He can show you how to use the program’s insights to become a source of answers in the areas of social services that you find most compelling.

Want to learn more about our online human services degree faculty? Visit our faculty page.