Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling Online Degree Program

 Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Cognates

Do You Have a Passion for Helping Others? Then Liberty’s Human Services Counseling Online Program is Right for You!

Our 100% online Master's in Human Services Counseling degree seeks to further your education through the study of human behavior and the application of helping skills. In this customizable Master's in Human Services Counseling online degree, you have the opportunity to choose from multiple areas of specialization where you will complete a more in-depth study of psychology, sociology, counseling, and social work in combination with specialized coursework within your specialization of choice.

Why Choose Our Online Master's in Human Services Counseling Degree?

Liberty University’s Master's in Human Services Counseling online degree program allows you to choose an area of study that best fits your educational and career goals. This counseling degree is a composition of multi-faceted topics related to human services as well as other fields such as Business, Christian Ministries, Executive Leadership, Life Coaching, Military Resilience, and Addictions & Recovery Counseling.

As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University is held accountable to continually strive for excellence. How is this accomplished in the Master's in Human Services Counseling online degree? Through our seasoned professors, who have years of hands-on experience in the field under their belts and an in-depth knowledge of the content being taught, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in your desired career path. With our 11 available cognates, with two more available in fall 2018, Liberty University strives to provide you with multiple specialization options to achieve your dreams of being a clinical case manager, substance abuse counselor, marketing consultant, juvenile detention counselor, life coach, or chaplain.

Highlights of our online Master's in Human Services Counseling

  • Our Master's Degree in Human Services Counseling ranked #1 in Most Affordable Online Masters Degrees in Human Services according to
  • By earning your Master's in Human Services online degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our online Master's in Human Services Counseling degree has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You will be granted access to a plethora of online resources through Liberty University's library portal throughout their pursuit of obtaining an online Master's in Human Services Counseling.
  • Able to personalize your degree to best fit your schedule and needs.


Cognate courses may be completed 100% online and some courses are offered as on-campus intensives. Please note that Liberty’s online Master's in Human Services Counseling degree does not lead directly to state licensure as a professional counselor, so please examine what your state of residence requires.

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University's Master's in Human Services Counseling

To create a well-rounded and rewarding educational experience, while pursuing an online Master's in Human Services Counseling, Liberty University is continually seeking new advancements and methodologies to improve and promote successful career outcomes in the field of mental health and leadership. As a result, you will benefit from:

  • Increased job opportunities in the vast field of mental health.

  • Experienced professors who have gained mastery of the content being taught from first-hand experiences.

  • Transferring in up to 50% of your required classes from another accredited institute.

  • The ability to complete your online Master's in Human Services Counseling degree in less than two years!

Similar Online Degree Programs

  • Professional Counseling

    • Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Professional Counseling is designed to prepare you for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). Our Professional Counseling program will develop ethical mental health counselors who possess the knowledge, values, and skills disposition to promote the mental health and holistic wellness of clients across diverse populations.

  • Addictions Counseling 

    • Our Addiction Counseling online degree provides you with the education and training required for certification and/or licensure as a substance abuse or addiction counselor. Courses within our Master's in Addictions Counseling online program are designed to meet or exceed many national and state board requirements. You will be provided with counseling tools and skills to work with individuals as they move towards recovery.  

  • Marriage and Family Counseling

    • Liberty’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy provides you with a strong understanding of counseling principles and strategies to prepare you to seek licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Coursework in this program will provide you with a thorough background in individual and group counseling theories and techniques, as well as clinical practice. For this M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, an emphasis is placed on the understanding of ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling.

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Human Services Counseling Awards

Program Format for our Master's in Human Services Counseling

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and available.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
  • This program falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

Human Services Counseling Cognates

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling must select a cognate. Please explore each cognate below.