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MA in Human Services Counseling

The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program at Regent University is designed to prepare graduates for careers in helping professions through foundational human services and counseling courses and fieldwork. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program should be interested in a career focused on compassion and helping others. All master's level programs at Regent University require a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program at Regent University is designed to equip students with the skills needed to effectively help care for people, especially those looking to overcome challenges or develop personally. Students have the opportunity to explore the foundations of behavioral science, human behavior, and the connection between the mind, the body, and the spirit. Students are also able to choose electives in specialty areas of counseling and can gain hands-on experience through field work.

This online program is designed to offer real-time interaction with students and professors, podcast lectures that can be listened to individually, chat room discussions, and small-group projects.

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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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits. 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 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

Human Services Counseling Courses (12 credits)

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

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program at Regent University is a non-licensure program and may lead to doctoral studies in the field of counseling or psychology. Further studies may result in licensure and increased career opportunities.

Possible programs include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Career Paths:

Regent University's Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program is designed to familiarize graduates with ethical and legal counseling standards, client assessment techniques, and the referral process, all of which may be directly applicable to their future careers.

Possible careers include:

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

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