Master of Human Services

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$31,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher
  • Any Bachelor Honours degree or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


To be eligible for the award of Master of Human Services (MHuServ), a student must acquire 120 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 20 credit points for foundation core courses;
  • gain 20 credit points for foundation elective courses;
  • gain 50 credit points for major courses;
  • gain 30 credit points for Evidence Informed Practice pathway OR 30 credit points for Research Dissertation pathway.

This degree may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur.

Exit point

To be eligible to exit the Masters program with the Graduate Diploma of Human Services award, a student must acquire 80 credit points from the Master of Human Services program.

Note: The Graduate Diploma exit point is not available to students admitted to the Masters program with advanced standing. Students who exit with the Graduate Diploma will not be eligible for re-admission to complete the Master of Human Services.

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Coursework).

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.