M.A. in Human Services – Executive Leadership Degree Strengthen Your Leadership Skills


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

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.

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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

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.

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.

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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.