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MA in Human Services - Human Services Counseling

The Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling at Regent University is intended to help students prepare for professional nonlicensure counseling roles where they help others. To learn more about this online master' degree program, keep reading.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Regent University's MA in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling is intended for students who have an interest in understanding human behavior to provide counseling services for individuals and/or communities. Students aiming to gain admission to this program might earned their bachelor's degree in a related area, like psychology or counseling. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited school; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The MA in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling program is designed to help students develop the skills they need to offer quality human services counseling. This nonlicensure program grants students the opportunity to closely examine the mind-body-spirit connection and learn behavioral sciences foundational concepts. Students also have the chance to study ethics in treatment, client assessment, and strategies for working with clients across different populations. In addition to learning about group counseling, professional ethics, and crisis counseling, students in this program might take part in a field experience that offers 150 hours of on-site experience with 50 human services contact hours included.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the MA in Human Services with a Concentration in Human Services Counseling:

Regent University's MA in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling requires six core courses and four concentration courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (18 hours)

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

Human Services Counseling Concentration Courses (12 hours)

  • Issues in Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • Students choose two of the following:
    • Marriage & Relationship Counseling
    • Counseling Children & Adolescents
    • Group Counseling
    • Counseling Models & Strategies
    • Community & Crisis Counseling

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the MA in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling program have the opportunity to pursue post-graduate certificates or doctoral degrees to enhance their master's level education. By taking this step, students could expand their role into one or more counseling specialties or acquire education that meets the requirements for licensure.

Potential programs for graduates include:

  • Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • PhD in Counseling & Psychological Studies with a concentration in Human Services Counseling
  • PhD in Counseling & Psychological Studies with a concentration in Human Services for Student Affairs
  • PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • PhD in Human Services

Career Paths:

A variety of career options could be available to graduates of the MA in Human Services with a concentration in Human Services Counseling program. Graduates might seek positions where they exhibit a comprehensive understanding of para-professional counseling, explain legal aspects of treatment, make referrals, and more.

Graduates might be able to pursue careers that include:

  • Social services agent
  • Human services manager
  • Life coach
  • Pastoral care assistant