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Human Systems Intervention (MA)


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Master of Arts (MA)
Program type
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
2 years
45 credits
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Program overview

The MA in Human Systems Intervention prepares you to plan and implement whole system change processes. You will explore the theories behind various change approaches in order to facilitate and engage with clients as you design and implement interventions. Collaborating with other students, you will gain a deep understanding of how individuals, teams and systems function, and will apply that knowledge to interventions for third-party organizations. Our course schedule is designed so that students can immediately put the skills they acquire to use in the workplace. Our field supervisors are graduates who now occupy positions in companies such as Deloitte, Manulife Financial Corporation, Bombardier Inc., the McGill University Health Centre and the House of Commons of Canada.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Applied Human Sciences Courses page for course descriptions.

Human Systems Intervention MA (45 credits)


credits of Required Courses:

AHSC 610 Group Process Intervention (3.00)
AHSC 620 Learning and Individual Change Processes (3.00)
AHSC 631 Research Methods (3.00)
AHSC 632 Planning Human Systems Intervention (3.00)
AHSC 660 Philosophy and Ethics of Intervention (3.00)
AHSC 670 Consultation Methods (3.00)
AHSC 680 Facilitating Individual and Group Learning Processes (6.00)
AHSC 685 Coaching Interventions and Processes (3.00)



AHSC 698 Master’s Project (15.00)


credits of Elective Courses chosen from:

AHSC 675 Introduction to Open Systems Theory (3.00)
AHSC 681 Special Topics (3.00)
AHSC 682 Special Topics (6.00)
AHSC 695 Independent Study I (3.00)
AHSC 696 Independent Study II (3.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum two years of full-time work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum B average or a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  • A clearly delineated career intention concerning the development of intervention expertise for a particular domain of professional practice.
  • Capacity to undertake all core courses of the first year in the scheduled sequence of the program.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines


February 1





Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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