Department of Human Services & Counseling Programs

We offer major and minor programs in Human Services – covering Clinical Behavior Work, Trauma Studies, and Fire Emergency and Response Administration. We also offer Graduate level opportunities.

The Department of Human Services and Counseling provides a foundation for students to learn how to help address social and economic issues in a community, while gaining knowledge of real world issues, and the tools required to problem-solve in an ever changing landscape of social structures and how people operate within those systems.

Human Services Majors, Minors & Certificates

The Human Services program is a gateway to a career in social-services, where students learn how to help their community access basic human needs and understand what it means to provide assistance, and access resources for those in need.

Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health in Addiction Counseling

The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health program, with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling, prepares students to work in a variety of treatment and recovery settings. Students will integrate research, skill development, education in treatment and recovery, evidence-based practices, and field work in treatment and recovery.

The program provides the coursework and clinical hours necessary to pursue the Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). Upon graduation, students will need to pass the State Jurisprudence Exam and the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) Exam in order to qualify for the LAC. Upon completion of our program, students can also be eligible to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) credentials.

CCD Human Services Transfer Classes

If you are a Community College of Denver (CCD) student who is transferring to complete a B.S. in Human Services at MSU Denver, the following are the classes that transfer directly from the CCD Human Services program into the Human Services major at MSU Denver:

HSE 106 Survey of Human Services transfers to MSU Denver as HSP 1010 Introduction to Human Services.

HSE 107 Interviewing Principles & Practices and HSE 108 Introduction to Therapeutic Systems transfer in together to MSU Denver as HSP 2030 Theory and Practice of Counseling.

HSE 205 Human Services for Groups transfers to MSU Denver as HSP 2020 Small Group Dynamics.

HSE 206 Human Services for Families transfers to MSU Denver as HSP 2040 Family Systems.

HSE 188 and HSE 288 Human Services Practicum I & II transfer in together to MSU Denver as HSP 4770 Internship I.

A maximum of 64 credits can be transferred from a community college to MSU Denver. Any additional human services coursework you take at CCD will not count towards the human service major at MSU Denver, but will applied to the total number of credits required for degree completion. We encourage you to meet with an advisor in the MSU Department of Human Services to discuss your educational goals and plans early in your educational career.

Be aware that Human Services classes fill quickly, so you should apply and be prepared to register for classes early. Summer and Fall registration typically begin in March or April. Spring registration generally begins in late October.

Department of Human Services and Counseling Contact Information

Campus Map - Must enter through Central Classroom Building

Email us with general, advising questions, and inquires

Campus Location:
West Classroom Building
2nd floor
Office 236

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 12
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

Phone: 303-615-0700