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Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling- Business degree program is designed for human services professionals who need additional, graduate-level training for advancement or new opportunities, as well as students who are just entering the human services and mental health support field. Our online Masters in Human Services Counseling does not require any on-campus visits and has no thesis requirement so that you can fit the flexible online courses into your current busy schedule. As a Christian college, Liberty University is invested in training human services professionals who can apply the best available scientific research and clinical tools to their practice with a biblical worldview. As such, the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will equip you to serve better your clients who struggle with the basic challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.
The Business area of study for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will equip you with a broad selection of business skills that will help you be useful in many private and non-profit management roles, as well as human resources and corporate training functions. With the general accounting, executive leadership, and legal issues knowledge in the Business track of the online Masters in Human Services Counseling, you will be a dynamic, flexible asset in many business settings.
Do you have a passion for studying the human mind and for finding the best way to help people improve their lives by changing their behavior? With the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree, you can embark on a fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while applying this knowledge to help solve specific, real-world problems in the counseling and mental health field. The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balance of field-tested practice and cutting-edge research in behavioral sciences so that you can be confident that your approach to treatment will be backed by solid scientific study while still maintaining a biblical worldview in ethics and practice.
Every business deals with people, and when dealing with people, knowledge of behavioral science gives you an advantage. The business world needs people who know how people think, and so by giving yourself a selection of key skills in the Business area of study, you make yourself a very marketable, effective contributor to business success. If you find yourself in a human services role in business or want to branch out to the corporate sector, you will find the necessary skills in the Business area of study to apply your mental health support and organizational skills to the business setting.
*Please note that the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. You can view Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Professional Counseling below for more information about counseling licensure.
The core content of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balanced overview of important theories in psychology while applying this knowledge to specific, real-world counseling practices. Students in the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood and how multicultural issues impact counseling in individual and group settings. As a Christian college, Liberty bases this study of human thought and behavior in a Christian worldview and demonstrates how these science and evidence-based practices are informed by Biblical principles.
The Business track for the online Masters in Human Services Counselling is designed to give a practical overview of business skills and knowledge that will be useful for a human services professional in a management or organizational role in a corporate setting with responsible, biblical ethics. You will study the role of business in society and ethical business practice, as well as important legal issues that affect enterprises large and small. You will also learn the crucial skills to identify, measure, and communicate financial information and to organize formulation, implementation, and control of strategic marketing projects.
*Please note: Requirements for clinical counseling licensure vary from state to state.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following military-friendly benefits for the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program:
Graduates of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling will receive the mental health support and counseling skills that will make them useful in private, public, and non-profit human services settings such as: Christian counseling ministry, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, probation agencies, and other types of casework and support settings where counseling skills are needed. With the Business area of study, you will be prepared for many corporate environments including human resources management and corporate training. Chaplaincy may be an option in some cases. However, many roles will require additional training or a seminary degree.