Welcome to the Human Services Program!

The Human Services program prepares students for careers in social change by providing students with the theoretical and skill-based background necessary for practice and research.

The Human Services program strives to provide a holistic educational experience for all of our students. Consistent with CSSH’s Experiential Liberal Arts (ELA) emphasis, our students combine Northeastern’s signature focus on experiential learning, grounded in co-operative education, with the rigorous study of society, culture, politics, and ethics in a way that is mutually reinforcing.

Program News

Simmons University and Northeastern Human Services – Social Work Partnership

Northeastern Human Services students are eligible to apply to the Simmons SSW for the degree of Masters in Social Work (MSW) in both the campus-based or online formats, including full-time, part-time (extended), and accelerated options. Students who have taken 4 courses (HUSV1101, HUSV 2350/2355, HUSV 2970/3800 and 3900) will be eligible to graduate with their MSW having…
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Welcome – Margot Abels

Please join us in  welcoming Margot Abels to the Human Services and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Faculty The hiring committee is excited to announce that Dr. Margot Abels has accepted the joint position in Human Services and Women’s, Gender, and  Sexuality Studies program.  After serving our programs as a visiting lecturer for two years, Margot will…
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Alum, Amanda Pickett, talks about her work with State Education Resource Center (SERC) in Connecticut and COVID-19

Chatting with NEU Human Services alumni about their work….listen to what Amanda Pickett is up to at the State Education Resource Center (SERC) in Connecticut. How is COVID-19 impacting different groups, communities and individuals? Hear what our alumni think. Watch the video here.

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Program Events


Film Screening: “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

Register on Eventbrite for this film screening and panel discussion with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley! There are nationwide screenings as attention is being drawn to this — don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch it in the Boston area!


Julie (Jules) Netherland, Ph.D.

Dr. Netherland’s work explores the multiple strategies which engage the academy in drug policy reform. How does the white washing of the opioid crisis engender cultural representations and policy responses that maintain the innocence of the white drug user in ways intended to keep them out of the criminal justice system? Dr. Netherland will discuss…
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Trivia Night 2019

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