M.A. In Human Services Counseling General Track

M.A. in Human Services Counseling – General Track

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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services Counseling – General

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Learn Advanced Human Services Skills with Liberty’s M.A. in Human Services Counseling – General Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services Counseling – General degree offers you the opportunity to earn a career-enhancing credential from the comfort of home. This degree is offered 100% online in 8-week sections with no set login times, so you can gain time-tested knowledge without sacrificing family, community, and career commitments.

This degree program has been designed to give you flexibility in the courses you take. The general specialization allows you to select courses based on topics that spark your interest. Whether you’re passionate about crisis counseling, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family studies, or traumatology, this degree has something for you.

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 Counseling, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, or Master of Education in School Counseling.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s M.A. in Human Services Counseling – General?

  • How to communicate effectively with clients
  • How to integrate spirituality and Christian principles into counseling
  • Multicultural issues in human services

In addition to the learning objectives listed above, this degree will cover human growth and development, group dynamics, and more! The core courses of our human services counseling master’s degree have been carefully designed and handpicked to help you become the most effective counselor you can be. By partnering with Liberty, you won’t just earn a degree – you’ll have the opportunity to apply biblical principles to your career and learn how to serve others with excellence.

Potential Careers for Human Services Counseling Graduates

  • Career counselor
  • Chaplain
  • Child advocate
  • Christian counselor
  • Human services coordinator

Benefits of Pursuing Your M.A. in Human Services Counseling – General with Liberty University

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 this online master’s degree in human services counseling in just 1 year!
  • Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • As an online student, you’ll have the opportunity to network with human services and mental health experts from across the country.

    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)
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    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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