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School of Human Services

The School of Human Services includes masters and bachelors programs in counseling, family studies, Christian ministry leadership, nursing and social work, on campus, online and at 14 sites throughout Michigan and Ohio.

Programs offered through the School of Human Services

Traditional, on-campus undergraduate programs

Online undergraduate programs

Adult associate and bachelor degree completion programs

Masters programs

The Master of Arts in Counseling program has graduated over 1,200 students in the past 14 years. Spring Arbor University is now seeking further accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and hiring new faculty.

Building on the CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social work program, which has graduated more than 400 social workers in the last five years, SAU is offering a Master of Social Work at limited locations in Michigan beginning in August, while completing its accreditation process. Additionally, SAU is now offering an online BSW. Spring Arbor University’s program in family studies, both undergraduate and graduate, is one of the largest such programs in the nation, while the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program has more than 650 alumni, and the Master of Science in Nursing will soon graduate its third class. three tracks for students to choose: Nurse Practitioner, Education, and MBA.

Under the tutelage of Tammy Dindoffer, Dean of School of Human Services, the School of Human Services seeks to further its reputation of excellence and innovation to meet the educational needs of those working in the diverse sector of human services. “We offer the unique perspective of intertwining faith, social justice and ethical reasoning throughout our subject matter, while drawing upon the strengths of each of our cognate disciplines. We are looking forward to an exciting and productive future of service to our students and to our community,” says Dindoffer.

Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Human Services is to provide health and human services education informed by the liberal arts within a Christian framework, supported by a diverse and service-oriented curriculum in order to positively impact individuals, families, and communities.

Welcome to the School of Human Services. Our goal is to meet the educational needs of those working in the diverse sector of human services and those wishing to enter various human services fields.
SHS offers the unique educational perspective of intertwining faith, social justice, and ethical reasoning throughout our subject matter.
Our faculty and staff look forward to a future of service to our students, and our communities around the nation as well as the global community.

Tamara Dindoffer, PhD
Dean, School of Human Services