Master of Arts in Human Services

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling

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Today you have the opportunity to make an important decision that could significantly expand your career options and your ability to impact the lives of others through an exciting career in human services. By choosing to earn your Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling through Liberty University Online, you can set that opportunity in motion.

The Department of Community Care and Counseling (DCCC) Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides students with an academic program designed to educate students in the study of human behavior and application of helping skills. Students will master coursework and review the literature in the field considered essential to the master’s level professional preparation of human service counseling workers who seek to offer services in areas such as leadership, families, addictions and recovery, etc., that are consistent with a Biblical worldview. Though students are encouraged to evaluate their own specific needs and to take advantage of available resources for personal and professional development, the learning outcomes are applicable to all students as they seek a degree relevant to the vast field of human services. The degree does not lead directly to state licensure as a professional counselor, so students will need to examine what their state of residence requires.

M.A. in Human Services Counseling students must choose a specialization. Specialization courses may be completed 100% online and some courses may be offered as on-campus intensives. Specializations are also offered through the residential program.


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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Mary Pangle is a nationally certified counselor who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Liberty University Online’s graduate counseling program.

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Quick Facts

2016-2017 Tuition

  • $565 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
  • $25 intensive fee


Program Delivery Format

Credit Hours

  • 30 total hours
  • Up to 6 credit hours may be transferred in from an un-conferred master's degree

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