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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
This program falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.
Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling must select a cognate. Please explore each cognate below.
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Addictions and Recovery, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the theoretical basis of addictions and the ability to clinically assess and diagnose individuals with substance-related problems.
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Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Business, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the skills to master the study of human behavior in a business environment. Courses will prepare you to clearly understand the legal issues commonly faced in the workplace.
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Christian Ministries, 100% online program, is designed to equip you with the skills to master the study of human behavior in ministry.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Criminal Justice, 100% online program, is designed to prepare you for a career in the criminal justice system or administrative-related work.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Crisis Response and Trauma, 100% online program, is designed to effectively provide you with the tools and skills to address crises with individuals, groups, and organizations. Courses will teach you how a personal crisis impacts a person's ability to function in everyday life and its effect on his or her relationships with their spouse, family, co-workers, friends, and church members.
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Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Executive Leadership, 100% online program, is designed for you to master the study of human behavior as a leader in your organization. You will focus on vision development and strategic planning that will effectively maximize your understanding of teamwork and conflict resolution.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future, 100% online program, equips you with the knowledge and skills to positively impact families within your community. The skills you will develop are foundations to advocate for the rights of children and families and to assist families who are facing a variety of issues.
Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies is designed for you to learn techniques necessary to protect children, educate families, and empower parents to lead their families. The goal of the program is to equip men and women with knowledge to positively impact the family and society.
Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Dobson Center Parenting & Child / Adolescent is designed for you to understand biblical counseling principles and strategies. Through this program, you will be able to assist parents and children in a variety of situations and settings.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Health and Wellness, 100% online program, is designed to provide the skills necessary for mastering the study of human behavior in a nursing or adult care environment. You will focus on developing skills in health promotion and disease prevention with a strong emphasis on healthcare ethics.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Life Coaching, 100% online program, will equip you with the skills needed for a career that is dedicated to guiding individuals and motivating them to conquer obstacles in their lives. This program stresses communication abilities and relationship building as you learn to assess and identify those in need.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Marriage and Family, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to master the study of human behavior as it related to relationships within the family. You will focus on marriage and family counseling by understanding counseling identity and ethics.
Liberty University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling - Military Resilience, 100% online program, allows you to meet the need, in a growing field, for men and women who can come alongside military service members and their families to provide support and counsel as they transition. You will develop skills integral to the identification of need and response to a variety of circumstances.