Human Services Counseling (M.A.)

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Residential Program

The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling 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 18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of electives typically from academic disciplines such as business, counseling, communication, education, religion and varied human services fields.

Academic Information


All core courses for the M.A. in Human Services Counseling degree are offered both online and in the residential format during an academic year; however, some of the specialized courses (including MILT, CRIS, and SUBS) are only offered online. As course offerings can change semester to semester, be advised you will need to check the registration course catalog to determine what courses are only offered in the online format when registering.

Courses You Could Take

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

Program of Study

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Career Opportunities

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

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