MA in Human Services Counseling – Health and Wellness Learn to Solve Problems in the Mental Health Field


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100% online,* 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you have a passion for studying the human mind and finding the best way to help people improve their lives by changing their behavior? With the 100% online Master of Arts (MA) in Human Services Counseling, you can embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology. This knowledge can help you solve specific, real-world problems in the counseling and mental health field.

If you are currently serving in the healthcare field, you know that a person’s mental well-being is just as crucial as their physical health. The health and wellness area of study can help you blend psychology with healthcare administration to help promote holistic living.

If you want to help others thrive and are interested in focusing on healthcare and community health, then this degree is for you. Partner with us today so you can get closer to your goals and make a difference in the lives of others.

*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

Liberty University’s mission is Training Champions for Christ, so we strive for excellence in all that we do. Here are some of the reasons why Liberty stands out:

  • Complete your health and wellness degree program 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 human services counseling techniques with a firm biblical worldview.
  • Be mentored by professors with real-world experience in this human services and counseling degree while you explore cutting-edge scholarship and methods for health and wellness care.
  • See best practices put into action by observing group meetings in your own community.

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

The health and wellness area of study for the online master’s in human services counseling can help provide many practical skills for the healthcare field that can make you a valuable asset for management roles. You will be able to choose role-specific healthcare electives to diversify your knowledge as well as learn important skills, like grant writing, to assist in managing resources available to healthcare organizations. You may choose to become knowledgeable in health policy so that you can navigate laws and regulations relevant to your role or learn how to manage fundraising, staffing, liability, and other administrative needs in healthcare.

Please note: Our online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill clinical counseling requirements. You can view Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling for information about counseling licensure.

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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.