Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling

Master of Arts in Human Services

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling
School of Behavioral Sciences 


Liberty University's Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling, 100% online program, furthers your education in the study of human behavior and the application of helping skills. You will master a review of 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.  

With this program, you will choose a specialization that best fits your educational and career goals. Specialization courses may be completed 100% online and some courses are also offered as on-campus intensives. Specializations are also offered through the residential program.

*This program does not lead directly to state licensure as a professional counselor, so please examine what your state of residence requires.

You may also be interested in exploring our master in Professional Counseling, Addictions Counseling or Marriage and Family Counseling.


Awards

Ranked in the top 5 programs in the nation


Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.

Specializations

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling must select a cognate.

  • Addictions & Recovery

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Addictions and Recovery, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the theoretical basis of addictions and the ability to clinically assess and diagnose individuals with substance-related problems.

    Courses will provide you additional training in:

    • Biological and neurobiological aspects of addiction.
    • Treatment options, recommendations, intervention planning.
    • Psychopharmacology.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Clinical Case Manager
    • Managed Care Specialist
    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Non-Licensed Counselor
    • Rehabilitation Counselor
    • Mental Health Services


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  • Business

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Business, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the skills to master the study of human behavior in a business environment. Courses will prepare you to clearly understand the legal issues commonly faced in the workplace.

    You also will develop further knowledge in:

    • Strategic marketing.
    • Finance.
    • Corporate responsibility.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Management
    • Account Representative
    • Marketing Consultant
    • Corporate Trainer
    • Production Buyer


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  • Christian Ministries

    Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Christian Ministries, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the skills to master the study of human behavior in ministry.

    Courses will expand your knowledge in:

    • Strategic-driven ministries.
    • Teaching and communication.
    • Youth and student ministries.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Church Development Coordinator
    • Youth Pastor
    • Minister of Education
    • Coordinator of Youth Ministries
    • Sunday School Director
    • Outreach Coordinator
    • Children's Ministry Director
    • Discipleship Director
    • Pastor to Children & Families


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  • Criminal Justice

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Criminal Justice, 100% online program, is designed to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system or administrative-related work.

    You will explore and gain additional knowledge in:

    • Contemporary issues and challenges pertinent to the field of criminal justice.
    • Management and administration principles.
    • Current trends within criminal justice.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Juvenile Detention/Youth Counselor
    • Behavioral Disorder Counselor
    • Casework Management
    • Police Administration
    • Compliance Officer
    • Social Services


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  • Crisis Response & Trauma

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Crisis Response and Trauma, 100% online program, is designed to effectively provide you with the tools and skills to address crises with individuals, groups, and organizations. Courses will teach you how a personal crisis impacts a person's ability to function in everyday life and its effect on his or her relationships with their spouse, family, co-workers, friends, and church members.

    This program will train you to have a better understanding of:

    • Post-traumatic stress.
    • Critical incident stress.
    • Personal crises.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Crisis Counselor
    • Corporate Crisis Manager
    • Crisis Intervention Advocate
    • Child Victim Advocate
    • Community Relations


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  • Executive Leadership

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Executive Leadership, 100% online program, is designed for you to master the study of human behavior as a leader in your organization. You will focus on vision development and strategic planning that will effectively maximize your understanding of teamwork and conflict resolution.

    You will also expand your knowledge in:

    • Foundations of leadership.
    • Team leadership and conflict resolution.
    • Mission, vision and strategic planning.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Company Executive
    • Business Owner
    • Staffing Coordinator
    • Program Coordinator
    • Quality Control Supervisor
    • Business Development Executive


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  • Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future, 100% online program, equips you with the knowledge and skills to positively impact families within your community. The skills you will develop are foundations to advocate for the rights of children and families and to assist families who are facing a variety of issues.

    You will develop an understanding of:

    • Public policy and advocacy strategies.
    • Divorce, marriage and blended families.
    • Child/ Adolescent development.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Case Worker
    • Child Advocate
    • Family Advocate


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  • Health & Wellness

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Health and Wellness, 100% online program, is designed to provide the skills necessary for mastering the study of human behavior in a nursing or adult care environment. You will focus on developing skills in health promotion and disease prevention with a strong emphasis on healthcare ethics.

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Issues in public and community health.
    • Health agency management.
    • Principles of nutrition.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Recreational Management
    • Community Outreach Coordinator
    • Nursing Coordinator
    • Clinic Director
    • Health Information Manager
    • Child Care Center Director
    • Coach
    • Athletics Coordinator
    • Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
    • Special Events Coordinator


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  • Life Coaching

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Life Coaching, 100% online program, will equip you with the skills needed for a career that is dedicated to guiding individuals and motivating them to conquer obstacles in their lives. This program stresses communication abilities and relationship building as you learn to assess and identify those in need.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • Advanced life coaching skills.
    • Health and wellness coaching.
    • Leadership professional life coaching.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Life Coach
    • Job Coach
    • Business Consultant
    • Educational Instructional coach
    • Non-Licensed Counselor


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  • Marriage & Family

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage and Family, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to master the study of human behavior as it related to relationships within the family. You will focus on marriage and family counseling by understanding counseling identity and ethics.

    You will also expand your knowledge in:

    • Marriage and family counseling.
    • Premarital and marital counseling.
    • Counseling Families.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Case Management Supervisor
    • Pastor to Children & Families
    • Grief Services Counselor
    • Adolescent Care Specialist
    • Social Services Child/Family Supervisor
    • Social Services Caseworker
    • Outreach Coordinator
    • Children's Ministry Director
    • Team Leader/Case Manager


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  • Military Resilience

    Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Military Resilience, 100% online program, allows you to meet the need, in a growing field, for men and women who can come alongside military service members and their families to provide support and counsel as they transition . You will develop skills integral to identification of need and response to a variety of circumstances.

    You also will develop skills relevant in:

    • Resilience for leaders and caregivers.
    • Resilient marriage and family.
    • Military career and community transition.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Pastor to Children and Families
    • Chaplain
    • Grief Services Counselor
    • Social Services Child/Family Supervisor
    • Social Services Caseworker
    • Outreach Coordinator


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