Champion Organizational Development with a Master’s in Executive Leadership and Counseling
Are you a human services professional looking to strengthen your leadership skills? If so, Liberty’s 100% online M.A. in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership degree can help! In this program, you’ll learn how to help your clients navigate the challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.
Good leaders are vital to the success of any organization — including human services agencies. Liberty’s executive leadership cognate provides advanced management training, with the goal of helping you advance to higher-level positions and lead with excellence in your field.
As a Christian university, Liberty is committed to helping you develop clinically and biblically sound counseling tools. Our online human services degree can help boost your effectiveness as a non-licensed counselor, so you can make a difference in the lives of others.
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.
Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership Degree?
Throughout our master’s in human services online degree, you will embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while preparing to solve real-world mental health challenges. This program offers a blend of field-tested practice, cutting-edge research, and biblical principles. That way, you can learn how to integrate ethical standards with industry best practices in counseling.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing Liberty for your master’s degree in executive leadership:
Flexibility | We’re committed to offering programs that fit your schedule. That’s why our master’s in executive leadership is available in a 100% online, 8-week course format. With no set login times, you’ll have the freedom to complete your degree from anywhere in the world!
Experienced Faculty | In this program, you’ll study under professors with years of real-world experience in human services counseling. You can pursue your degree with confidence, knowing that Liberty’s faculty are dedicated to helping you thrive academically, professionally, and spiritually.
Integrity | At Liberty, we seek to Train Champions for Christ. In keeping with this mission, all of our courses are taught through the lens of a biblical worldview. You’ll learn how to apply Christian principles to your career, maintain a strong commitment to counseling ethics, and use your skills in service to God and others.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is human services counseling?
If you are new to the field of human services, you may be wondering what exactly a career in this field entails.
Human services counselors seek to help people navigate major life crises and mental health problems. The goal is to offer guidance and treatment that can restore their mental stability, self-sufficiency, and ability to push on in the face of major challenges.
Liberty can help you develop the skills needed to succeed as a human services worker. And, with the executive leadership cognate, you can learn how to manage teams of people in your organization and achieve important goals.
How long does it take to earn a degree in human services and executive leadership?
At Liberty, you can complete your executive leadership master’s degree online in just 1 year! We offer a fast, flexible path to graduation that lets you earn your degree without putting your life on hold.
How much can you earn with a master’s in executive leadership and counseling?
Your salary will depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and how much experience you have. However, in general, completing a master’s degree can help you earn as much as 20% more each year than your professional counterparts who only have a bachelor’s degree.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment (viewed online December 7, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
What can you do with a master’s in executive leadership and human services?
Our M.A. in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership can help you pursue roles in private, public, and nonprofit human services settings. In particular, the executive leadership concentration provides an in-depth look at the administrative and management aspects of running a human services organization.
You could go on to work in the following settings, among others:
- Christian counseling
- Community service agencies
- Group homes
- In-home mental health support services
- Outreach services
What Will You Learn in Our Counseling and Executive Leadership Master’s Program?
This program provides an overview of essential theories in psychology and effective counseling methods. You will study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood, analyze how multicultural issues impact counseling, and explore topics in group dynamics and interpersonal communication.
Our executive leadership area of study is designed to help you become a competent administrator and manager. You will study important aspects of biblical leadership and examine the lives, traits, and practices of great leaders throughout history. You’ll also explore strategies for making decisions, building and equipping teams, delegating responsibility, and handling crises.
Partner with us and prepare to help your ministry or organization serve people with grace, love, and empathy.
- LEAD 510 – Biblical Foundations of Leadership
- LEAD 520 – The Life of Leaders
- LEAD 610 – Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution
- LEAD 620 – Mission, Vision, and Strategic Planning
Highlights of Liberty’s Human Services Leadership Program
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online human services leadership degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years — and counting.
- You can complete this online master’s degree in executive leadership 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.
- See best practices put to action by observing group meetings in your own community.
- Our executive leadership courses are only 8 weeks long with 8 different start dates offered each year and no set login times.
Master’s in Human Services Counseling – Executive Leadership Online Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
- View the Graduate Behavioral Sciences Course Guides (login required).
Military Benefits for Our Human Services Counseling Master’s Degree
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, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
Potential Careers for Graduates with an Executive Leadership Master’s Degree Online
- Business consultant
- Business owner
- Company executive
- Ministry executive
- Non-licensed counselor
- Professional development coach
- Staffing coordinator
Admission Requirements for Our Master’s in Human Services Counseling Degree
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)
*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.