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Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Executive Leadership degree program is designed for human services professionals who need additional, graduate-level training for advancement or new career opportunities. Our online Masters in Human Services Counseling degree does not require any on-campus visits so that you can fit our flexible online courses into your 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 better serve your clients who struggle with the basic challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.
The Executive Leadership area of study for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling provides leadership and management training for human services professionals to be more effective leaders both in mental health support organizations and in other executive leadership roles. Good leaders understand the thought and behavior of individuals and how to adapt leadership to many settings with direct human interaction.
Throughout our online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree, you will embark on the 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.
The Executive Leadership specialization in our online Masters in Human Services Counseling degree will give you the training you want, with the flexibility you need. This online masters degree program is perfect if you currently work in a mental health support field. This program is also for those who want the leadership analysis and executive leadership skills to flourish in a management role, or are looking for leadership programs but want a human services emphasis for a masters in leadership online training.
*Please note that the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. You can view all of 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 degree provides a balanced overview of essential 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 Executive Leadership area of study in our Masters of Human Services Counseling degree will build on the program’s foundation in human behavior and communication skills to develop you as a competent administrator and manager. In this Executive Leadership track for the online Masters in Human Services Counseling, you will study important principles of biblical leadership and examples of effective Christian leadership while also examining the personal lives, traits, and practices of great leaders throughout history. You will also learn essential methods in decision making, making teams, delegating responsibility, and effective ways of handling crises that could otherwise undermine your leadership efforts. With these skills, you will be equipped to develop strategies that cast a vision for your ministry or organization and determine the steps to reach that goal.
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The online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling will give students the mental health support and counseling skills that will make them useful in private, public, and non-profit human services settings. These setting could include Christian counseling ministry, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, and other types of casework and support settings where counseling skills are needed. With the Executive Leadership area of study, you will be well equipped for many leadership and administrative roles in ministry and human services organizations.