Support Our Troops and Their Families with an M.A. in Military Resilience Degree
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.
What is military resilience?
Psychological resilience is the ability to endure and overcome times of stress, trauma, or adversity. In particular, military service members often face unique struggles — struggles that civilians may not fully understand.
By earning a degree in military resilience, you can prepare to help military members and families work through a variety of challenges — such as being separated from family, adjusting to civilian life after deployment, moving frequently, or struggling with grief or post-traumatic stress.
What is human services counseling?
As a non-licensed human services counselor, you can help people navigate major life crises and mental health problems. The goal is to offer guidance and treatment that will restore their mental stability, self-sufficiency, and ability to push on in the face of chronic troubles or crisis situations.
How long does it take to earn a military counseling degree?
You can complete our master’s in military resilience program in just 1 year! We offer a fast, flexible path to graduation that lets you earn your degree without putting your life on hold.
Why Choose Liberty’s Military Counseling Human Services 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!
What Will You Learn in Our Military Counseling Program?
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.
- MILT 525 – Advanced Resilience for Leaders and Caregivers
- MILT 575 – Resilient Marriage and Family
- MILT 625 – Military Career and Community Transition
- MILT 675 – Advanced Military Mental and Behavior Health
Military Counseling Services Degree Information
- This online program falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for our online military counseling degree program.
- View the Graduate Behavioral Sciences Course Guides (login required).
- This is a non-licensure program.
Military Benefits for Our Master’s in Military Psychology and Counseling
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 a Military Mental Health Counseling Degree
Our military counseling program can help equip you to serve in private, public, and nonprofit human services settings. Some of these settings include Christian counseling ministries, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, and probation agencies.
Some of the roles you may qualify for include:
- Church counselor
- Grief services specialist
- Non-licensed family counselor
- Social services caseworker
Please note: Some roles may require additional training or qualifications.
Highlights of the Online Master’s in Counseling – Military Resilience Degree
- 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 master’s degree in counseling and military resilience from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- You can complete your online master’s in counseling and psychology – military resilience degree in just 1 year!
- Our military resilience courses are only 8 weeks long with 8 different start dates offered each year and no set login times.
- See best practices put to action by observing group meetings in your own community.
- You can access a wealth of resources through our top-notch research portal while earning your degree in human services counseling at Liberty University.
Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Resilience Counseling
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.