Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Executive Leadership Online Degree Program
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
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Jan 13, 2020
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Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership degree program is designed for human services professionals who need additional, graduate-level training for advancement or new career opportunities. Our online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree does not require any on-campus visits so that you can fit our flexible online courses into your busy schedule.

As a Christian college, Liberty University is invested in training human services professionals who can apply the best available scientific research and clinical tools to their practice with a biblical worldview. As such, the online master’s in human services counseling will equip you to better serve your clients who struggle with the basic challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.

Good leaders understand the thought and behavior of individuals and how to adapt leadership to many settings with direct human interaction. The executive leadership area of study for the online master’s in human services counseling provides leadership and management training for human services professionals to be more effective leaders both in mental health support organizations and in other executive leadership roles. 


Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master’s in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership?

Throughout our online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership degree, you will embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while applying this knowledge to help solve specific, real-world problems in the counseling and mental health field. The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balance of field-tested practice and cutting-edge research in behavioral sciences. This means that you can be confident that your approach to treatment will be backed by solid scientific study while still maintaining a biblical worldview in ethics and practice.

The executive leadership specialization in our online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree will give you the training you want with the flexibility you need. This online master’s degree program is perfect if you currently work in a mental health support field. This program is also for those who want the leadership analysis and executive leadership skills to flourish in a management role or are looking for leadership programs but want a human services emphasis for an online master’s that will provide leadership training.

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

  • Complete your coursework on a schedule that fits your life with Liberty University’s award-winning online learning environment.
  • Study a balanced perspective on the theological principles that underlie psychology, giving you effective counseling techniques and leadership skills with a firm biblical worldview.
  • Be mentored by professors with real-world experience in human services and counseling while you explore the cutting-edge scholarship and methods for human services counseling and executive leadership.

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

The core content of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree provides a balanced overview of essential theories in psychology while applying this knowledge to specific, real-world counseling practices. Students in the online master’s in human services counseling will study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood and how multicultural issues impact counseling in individual and group settings. As a Christian college, Liberty bases this study of human thought and behavior in a Christian worldview and demonstrates how these science and evidence-based practices are informed by biblical principles.

The executive leadership area of study in our Master of Arts of Human Services Counseling degree will build on the program’s foundation in human behavior and communication skills to develop you as a competent administrator and manager.

In this executive leadership track, you will study important principles of biblical leadership and examples of effective Christian leadership while also examining the personal lives, traits, and practices of great leaders throughout history.

You will also learn essential methods in decision making, creating teams, delegating responsibility, and effective ways of handling crises that could otherwise undermine your leadership efforts. With these skills, you will be equipped to develop strategies that cast a vision for your ministry or organization and determine the steps to reach that goal.

*Please note that the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. You can view Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Professional Counseling below for more information about counseling licensure.

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Highlights for Our Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You can complete the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership degree in as little as 1 year.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. 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 through 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 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, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options for Graduates of the Online Master’s in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership

  • Business consultant
  • Business owner
  • Company executive
  • Ministry executive
  • Non-licensed counselor
  • Professional development coach
  • Staffing coordinator

The online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides mental health support and counseling skills that will make you useful in private, public, and nonprofit human services settings. These setting could include Christian counseling, ministry, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, and other types of casework and support settings where counseling skills are needed. With the executive leadership area of study, you will be well-equipped for many leadership and administrative roles in ministry and human services organizations.

Admission Requirements for the Master’s in Human Services Counseling Online Degree

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form**
  • 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.