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Human Services Counseling online degree program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Do You Have a Passion for Helping Others? Then Our Online Master’s in Human Services Counseling Degree is Right for You!

Our 100% online Master’s in Human Services Counseling degree is designed to give you a solid foundation in the study of human behavior and equip you with the practical helping skills you need to make a lasting impact on those around you. 

In addition to an in-depth study of psychology, sociology, counseling, and social work, this customizable Master’s in Human Services Counseling online degree can be tailored to your specific interest or calling – specializations are available in areas like addiction, business, crisis response, executive leadership, life coaching, military resilience, and many more! You’ll combine best practices in the industry with specialized coursework so that you can graduate with confidence in your professional capacity to help others. 

Why Choose Our Human Services Counseling Online Degree?

As one of the leading Christian universities in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University is committed to continually striving for excellence. Our Master’s in Human Services Counseling online degree classes, as well as all of our courses, are taught from a biblical perspective because we don’t just train skilled professionals – we train exceptional professionals who want to make a difference. 

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

Liberty University’s Master’s in Human Services Counseling online degree program allows you to choose an area of study that best fits your educational and career goals. This counseling degree is a composition of multi-faceted topics related to human services as well as other fields such as Business, Christian Ministries, Executive Leadership, Life Coaching, Military Resilience, and Addictions & Recovery Counseling. Featured courses for all of our specializations in the Master’s in Human Services Counseling online degree are featured later in this page.

*Please note that the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. If you require clinical licensure, please see Liberty’s online Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.

Degree Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements 
  • Addictions & Recovery

  • Business

  • Christian Ministries

  • Criminal Justice

  • Crisis Response & Trauma

  • Executive Leadership

  • Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future

  • Dobson Center Marriage & Family Studies

  • Dobson Center Parenting & Child/Adolescent

  • Health & Wellness

  • Life Coaching

  • Marriage & Family

  • Military Resilience

Highlights of our Online Master’s in Human Services Counseling Degree

  • Liberty University’s  Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling ranked #1 in Most Affordable Online Masters Degrees in Human Services according to
  • By earning your Master’s in Human Services online degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected in your field.
  • Tuition for our online Master’s in Human Services Counseling degree has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You will be granted access to a wide variety of online resources through Liberty University’s library portal while you are pursuing an online Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling degree.
  • You are able to customize your degree to best fit your schedule and needs.
  • Specialized courses may be completed 100% online and some courses are offered as on-campus intensives. Please note that Liberty’s online Master’s in Human Services Counseling degree does not lead directly to state licensure as a professional counselor, so please examine what your state of residence requires.

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Professional Counseling – Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Professional Counseling is designed to prepare you for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). Our Professional Counseling program will develop ethical mental health counselors who possess the knowledge, values, and skills disposition to promote the mental health and holistic wellness of clients across diverse populations.
  • Addictions Counseling – Our Addiction Counseling online degree provides you with the education and training required for certification and licensure as a substance abuse or addiction counselor. Courses within our Master’s in Addictions Counseling online program are designed to meet or exceed many national and state board requirements. You will be provided with counseling tools and skills to work with individuals as they move towards recovery.  
  • Marriage and Family Therapy – Liberty’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy provides you with a strong understanding of counseling principles and strategies to prepare you to seek licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Coursework in this program will provide you with a thorough background in individual and group counseling theories and techniques, as well as clinical practice. For this M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, an emphasis is placed on the understanding of ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling.

Program Format for our Master’s in Human Services Counseling Online Degrees

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and available.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • This program falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences

  • Review our other Graduate Course Syllabi. (login required)

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Admission Requirements for Master’s in Human Services Counseling Programs

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for admission in good standing. Students with a GPA less than 2.0 may be considered for admission on caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions information. 

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • Official college transcripts; if available
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times
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