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

Professor Hoff gives talk on health, patient care

Timothy Hoff, professor of management, healthcare systems and health policy, gave a talk at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School in July entitled: “How Amazon and Apple Think About Health, and Why it Will Change Patient Care.” Attendees included business school faculty, students, and interested members of the Oxford health care community.

Video: Newsroom Confidential—Inside the Media, Politics and Policy

Politics is coming at us from every side these days. This fall, participants in the Myra Kraft Open Classroom will be like hundreds of reporters around the country—scrambling for stories and sources and trying to figure out what is going on. Click here for a sneak peek of this semester-long seminar series.

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Program Events


Sustaining Yourself in the Age of #MeToo: A Self-Care Workshop

It’s hard to pick up the paper or sign on to social media without facing a barrage of news stories related to sexual violence. While it’s great that #MeToo has pushed the national dialogue about sexual violence to the forefront, it can also be overwhelming. In the midst of all this, you—survivors, significant others, and…
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Spotlight Series on Race: Millennials Respond

A millennial response to the Globe Spotlight Series on Race is being held on April 12, 2018 FROM 6:30-8 at the Emerson Paramount Center with a small reception to follow. The Boston Globe series highlighted the black brain drain happening in Boston and we will engage with the young people who have chosen to stay…
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