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Associate in Human Services

At Indiana Wesleyan University, we believe in the power of service to transform lives—not just the lives of those we serve, but our own as well. Our Associate in Human Services program is meticulously designed for individuals eager to make a significant impact in their communities through caring, service-oriented careers. Whether you aim to break into the field or are seeking advancement in your current role, our program offers the comprehensive education you need to turn your passion for helping others into a rewarding profession.

Why Pursue My Human Services Degree Online at IWU?

This program is available online, allowing the flexibility to accommodate your lifestyle and commitments. Over the course of 27+ months and 20 carefully curated courses, you will gain the knowledge to gradually understand the complexities of human needs and the various ways to meet them through professional service. Tuition rates are locked in on your start date, so you never have to worry about tuition increases while you study through IWU. Our unique program is designed to equip you with foundational knowledge in social, community, and educational services, enhancing your ability to address and manage the complex needs of individuals and communities. Our expert, Christian faculty teach through the same biblical worldview found on our main campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.

What Will I Learn in this Human Services Program?

When you enroll at IWU for your human services associate degree, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices that underpin the human services field. Through the online coursework, you’ll hone critical skills in communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, all while adhering to the highest ethical standards and cultural competence. Our curriculum is geared toward fostering professional growth, preparing you for all levels of career roles and setting a robust foundation for your career in human services.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours


$309/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You'll Study

Coursework for your associate in human services covers how to:

  • Promote personal growth in yourself and in others
  • Use crisis intervention theories to serve individuals, families and groups
  • Engage in lifelong learning and self-care
  • Understand the basics of the current criminal justice system
  • Integrate your faith into your profession and learning

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Administrative Support Associate
  • Case Manager
  • Employee Relations Associate
  • Flight Attendant

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification
  • Completion of 60 credit hours
  • Completion of the required core (major) courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 15 hours of the core (major) taken at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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