Master of Arts in Human Services

Master of Arts in Human Services (M.A.)

Admissions Information
Liberty University Online Program

Residential Program

The Master of Arts in Human Services is for those who do not plan to seek licensure or national certification, but who are interested in a master's degree that could provide them with possible career advancement. This degree is appropriate for individuals like pastors, human resource directors, teachers, coaches, nurses, law enforcement officers, managers and student affairs personnel in college or university settings, and others who may regularly apply psychological insights to their work activities or settings. This degree consists of 21 hours of counseling courses and nine hours of electives typically from academic disciplines such as business, counseling, communication, education, religion and varied human services fields.

Academic Information


  • Addictions and Recovery
  • Business
  • Christian Ministry
  • Communication Studies
  • Crisis Response and Trauma
  • Executive Leadership
  • Health & Wellness
  • Life Coaching
  • Marriage & Family
  • Organizational Studies


Sampling of program courses:

  • Human Growth and Development: COUN 502
  • Integration of Psychology and Theology: COUN 506
  • Introduction to Human Services: HSER 500
  • Studies in Interpersonal Communications: HSER 508
  • Multicultural Issues in Human Services: HSER 509
  • Group Dynamics: HSER 511

Program of Study

View Degree Completion Plan (DCP)
Course Descriptions

Career Opportunities

  • Government positions
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Corporations
  • Small businesses