Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling — Criminal Justice

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Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling — Criminal Justice

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    Help Heal Broken Lives with a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Criminal Justice Degree

    Your passion for helping hurting people in all sorts of different situations sets you apart, and Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Criminal Justice degree can provide you with the foundation you need to help those within the criminal justice system. With a master’s degree in human services counseling that specializes in criminal justice, you will be prepared to work in a variety of different roles and help people with some of the greatest needs. Liberty’s master’s of human services counseling degree combines academic excellence with a Christ-centered perspective to help you change more lives—now and for eternity.

    As a pioneer of distance learning since 1985, Liberty University has worked hard to make the master’s of human services counseling program flexible and affordable. As a 100% online program with no set login times, your human service counseling master’s courses are designed to fit into your schedule, so you don’t have to choose between continuing your education and fulfilling your work and family responsibilities.

    Please note that Liberty’s online master’s in human services counseling degree does not lead to state licensure as a counselor. If you are interested in a licensure degree, please see our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health CounselingMaster of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, or Master of Education in School Counseling.

    What Will You Learn in the Master’s Degree in Human Services Online?

    • Contemporary issues and challenges pertinent to the field of criminal justice
    • Multicultural issues in human services
    • Integration of spirituality and counseling
    • Management and administration principles
    • Current trends within criminal justice

    At Liberty University, our professors have real-world experience in their fields, meaning that they can teach you practical, in-demand skills you can use to further your career. Our professors care about you as an individual and facilitate engaging online learning environments to make sure that your questions get answered and that you have an opportunity to connect with other students.

    You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degrees in professional counseling, addictions counseling, or marriage and family counseling.

    Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online Master’s in Human Services Counseling – Criminal Justice Degree

    • Behavioral disorder counseling
    • Casework manager
    • Compliance officer
    • Juvenile detention counselor
    • Police administrator

    What Are the Benefits of Pursuing Liberty’s Human Services Degree Online?

      As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

      Here’s what sets us apart:

      • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 5 online schools in America. Earning your online human services counseling degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
      • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
      • You can complete our human services counseling master’s degree program in 1 year!

      Military Benefits

      Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

      • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
      • Reserve/National Guard
      • Veterans/retirees
      • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
      • Current Department of Defense employees

      We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits: 

      • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
      • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
      • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

       

      30

      Credit Hours

      1

      Year (Avg.)

      Class Type

      100% online, 8-week courses

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      Transfer Credits

      Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

      Next Start Date

      Aug 22, 2022

      Accreditation

      Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

      Experience That Matters to You

      As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

      At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

      And what’s that?

      • Affordability
      • Accessibility
      • Academic Quality

      These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

       

      We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

      Why Choose Liberty University?

      Enjoy Flexible Courses

      Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

      * excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

      Maximize Your Time

      Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

      Grow in Your Faith

      All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

      Access Academic Support

      Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

      An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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      Graduate with your peers

      Be inspired by world-renowned
      speakers at Convocation

      Why We’re Nonprofit

      As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

      While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

      For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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      Financing Options

      Financial Aid

      Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

      Corporate Tuition Assistance

      Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

      Tuition Discounts

      Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

      Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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