Master’s in Human Services – Business Study the Business Side of Human Services


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you enjoy studying the human mind? Are you passionate about finding ways to help people overcome the challenges of life? Do you want to hone your business skills and boost your effectiveness as a human services worker?

If that sounds like you, Liberty’s 100% online M.A. in Human Services Counseling – Business degree can help! In this program, you’ll embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while preparing to help solve real-world problems in the mental health field. The business concentration can help you gain broad business skills that may prove useful in many human services and nonprofit management roles.

As a human services worker, you have the valuable opportunity to help people navigate many types of challenges, including mental or physical health crises, unemployment, domestic abuse, substance addiction, and homelessness. At Liberty, you can prepare to serve those who are hurting in your community and develop the skills needed to pursue work as a non-licensed counselor.

Partner with us and prepare to help your organization serve others with grace, empathy, and love!

Please note: The online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree is not designed to fulfill clinical counseling licensure requirements. If you want to pursue counseling licensure, you may want to consider Liberty’s licensure-track M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

*Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a Christian university, Liberty is committed to training up human services professionals who can help meet their clients’ social, psychological, and spiritual needs. This program seeks to blend scientific research and clinical tools with a biblical worldview. You can learn how to integrate ethical principles with professional knowledge as you prepare to serve as a Champion for Christ in your field.

Maybe you are pursuing a management role in a human services agency, or perhaps you’d like to branch out into the corporate sector. Either way, understanding why people think and behave the way they do can help you lead your organization to success.

Earn a degree that fits your schedule. Liberty’s master’s degree in human services is available 100% online, and the classes have no set login times. You can pursue your degree from anywhere in the world and easily access your course materials whenever you need them — without putting your life on hold.

Our faculty have years of real-world experience in business and human services counseling. With their guidance, you can learn how to apply behavioral sciences techniques to the business world, as well as lead with integrity in the field of human services

In this program, you’ll study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood and explore topics in interpersonal communication. You’ll also analyze how multicultural issues impact counseling in individual and group settings. Your study of human thought and behavior will be rooted in a Christian worldview, so you can understand how effective counseling methods are informed by biblical principles.

Human services professionals work with a wide range of populations, so it’s important that you know how to meet various populations’ unique needs. Our program provides training in important human services practices and intervention strategies, such as interviewing, case management, and program planning. You’ll learn how to conduct group counseling and navigate group dynamics in a variety of settings.

Prepare to pursue management roles in the human services field or branch out into the corporate world. Our business cognate is designed to offer a practical overview of core business topics. You will study the role of business in society and learn how to navigate various ethical and legal issues. You’ll also explore topics in strategic marketing, accounting, and corporate responsibility.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)

*Not applicable to certificates.