Master’s in Human Services – Military Counseling Degree Healing Hurt & Trauma


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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 helping those who struggle with mental health challenges? Do you want to provide counseling services to military members and their families?

If so, Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Military Resilience degree can help! In this program, you’ll learn how to help military families, service members, and veterans work through service-related stress and trauma. With this knowledge, you can help families heal and support veterans as they adjust to civilian life.

Maybe you’re a human services professional seeking additional training and career advancement. Or perhaps you’re looking to enter the human services field for the first time. Either way, our military counseling degree can help equip you to address your clients’ social, mental, and spiritual needs. You’ll explore research-based methods that can help boost your effectiveness as a non-licensed counselor.

Partner with us and prepare to help our troops heal and thrive!

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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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

In our military counseling program, you will embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while preparing to solve real-world problems in the mental health field.

Liberty University’s human services counseling program is rooted in scientific research, clinically proven counseling methods, and biblical principles. Additionally, Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can be confident that our program has met rigorous academic standards.

Throughout this program, you’ll study under professors with real-world experience in human services counseling. Our faculty are knowledgeable in their field, passionate about what they do, and rooted in the Christian faith. With their guidance, you can learn clinically and biblically sound methods for counseling military service members.

Balancing work and school doesn’t have to be difficult. Our goal is to offer programs that fit your schedule. That’s why Liberty University’s military resilience degree is available 100% online — and with no set login times. With this flexible format, you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world without needing to relocate or take time off from work!

This program provides an overview of the human services field, important theories in psychology, and effective counseling methods. Throughout your courses, you will explore how Christian theology and psychology intertwine. That way, you can incorporate ethical principles into your counseling career.

Develop the skills needed to pursue a career as a non-licensed counselor. In this program, you’ll study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood. You’ll also examine how multicultural issues impact counseling in individual and group settings. Other topics of study include program planning, current counseling trends, legal issues, diversity, and ethical dilemmas — all within the context of human services counseling.

Liberty’s military resilience cognate dives into the unique struggles facing many military families. You’ll learn how to help service members develop resilience, particularly in the face of frequent deployments, physical and mental wounds, and post-traumatic stress.

The struggles of military life can have a huge impact on entire families. That’s why our master’s in military counseling focuses on ways to develop healthy and resilient military marriages and families. Additionally, you’ll learn how to help veterans transition to civilian life. By understanding the unique mental health issues facing service members, you can help provide the support they need to thrive.

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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.