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MA in Human Services - Criminal Justice and Ministry

Regent University's Master of Arts in Human Services - Criminal Justice and Ministry degree program might interest those who wish to provide counsel to the incarcerated and others within the legal system. Read on to learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services - Criminal Justice and Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students for this master's degree program might be excellent communicators, with a vested interest in helping those who are in need of legal assistance or counselling. Applicants to all master's degree programs at Regent University need to have at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent; additional requirements may apply to some programs.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Human Services - Criminal Justice and Ministry degree program at Regent University is designed to equip students with the counseling and mediation skills, plus the legal knowledge required to help others who have been incarcerated or otherwise involved in the legal system. Students will have the opportunity to apply a faith-based approach to their coursework, which places special emphasis on juvenile law, as well as human trafficking and immigration issues. The coursework in this degree program covers United States legal procedures and parameters, as well as theories and techniques in behavioral science and the human service fields. All students will also be given the opportunity to gain on-site field experience.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30+ credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Coursework for a Master of Arts in Human Services - Criminal Justice and Ministry

Students should complete at least 30 credit hours to earn this degree. This includes 6 required Human Services core courses (18 credit hours), plus four concentration courses (12 credit hours), and 0-2 credit hours for university foundation courses (determined upon admission). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

University Foundations Requirements (0-2 credits)

  • Students will take one of the following as required upon admission:
    • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
    • Information Research & Resources

Human Services Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Foundations of Human Services
  • Behavioral Science Foundations
  • Professional Ethics in the Human Service Fields
  • Helping Skills & Techniques
  • Multicultural Awareness & Individual Diversity
  • Capstone & Field Experience

Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Juvenile Law
  • International Trafficking in Persons
  • Immigration Law & Procedure
  • Criminal Law

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

This degree program is designed to provide a solid academic foundation in legal procedure and mediation techniques. Successful graduates could find themselves in a professional position that allows them to apply this knowledge to help advocate and assist those in our justice system. Potential positions may include:

  • Caseworker
  • Juvenile detention/youth counselor
  • Police administrator
  • Behavioral disorder counselor

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