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Certificate in Human Services

Are you ready to start the path to a rewarding career in the helping professions? Then you’re in the right place with the Indiana Wesleyan University Human Services Certificate program. Designed for driven individuals seeking to make a difference, this entirely online program enables you to delve into the complexities of human behavior, social issues, and effective intervention strategies from the comfort of your home. Over six months and through five immersive courses, prepare to transform your passion for service into actionable skills and knowledge.

Why Pursue My Human Services Certificate Online at IWU?

At Indiana Wesleyan University, we understand that education is more than just acquiring knowledge; it's about creating opportunities for change. Our online Human Services Certificate program is designed for individuals ready to step forward and make a difference. With flexible online courses tailored for busy adults, we make it possible for you to pursue your HS degree without putting your life on hold. Tuition rates are locked in on your start date, so you never have to worry about tuition increases while you study through IWU. 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?

In the Indiana Wesleyan University Human Services Certificate program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of human behavior and social issues through a curriculum that covers sociology, cultural anthropology, and the psychology of personality. This program goes beyond theoretical knowledge, offering practical insights into current social problems, crisis intervention, and family dynamics. Earning this certificate not only deepens your knowledge in the field of human services but also arms you with targeted skills applicable in a range of professions and sectors, providing a distinct advantage in your professional journey.

Embrace the chance to enhance your professional capabilities and personal growth through a program that reflects your commitment to service. Join us at Indiana Wesleyan University, where your journey to making a meaningful impact in the human services field begins.

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

15 Credit Hours


$395/ 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 Will Study in This Human Services Program

Coursework for your Human Services Certificate covers how to:

  • Navigate and address current social issues with informed strategies
  • Implement effective crisis intervention techniques
  • Understand and manage dynamics within marriages and families
  • Apply principles of sociology, cultural anthropology, and psychology of personality
  • Enhance interpersonal skills for diverse professional settings

Program Requirements
  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student
  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation
Completion Requirements
  • 15 credit hours from the selected courses in the specified certificate area
  • Nine of the credits must be earned at IWU for degree-seeking students; all credits must be earned at IWU for unclassified students
  • Minimum grade of "C" in each course
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate
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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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