Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
Online Degree Overview
The M.A. in Human Services Counseling is designed to equip you with valuable counseling skills for use in ministry, missions or any other type of counseling career where you may practice counseling without a license. Our Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides training and practice in interpersonal skills using a biblical framework and helps you prepare to develop the spiritual and emotional well-being of those with whom you interact — paving the way for a fulfilling career serving in the community and church.
M.A. in Human Services Counseling Highlights
Curriculum: View course sequence and descriptions.
Length: 30 credit hours. May be completed in as little as 12 months. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.
Format: Delivered online with an on-campus requirement
All Coursework is offered through 8-week Sessions beginning in August, October, January, March and May.
Licensure Eligibility: This program does not prepare for licensure.
Results: Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree
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Features: Emphasis in church, parachurch and organizational counseling
The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling degree is ideal for individuals who are not seeking to become full-time mental-health professionals but who frequently find themselves helping others and fulfilling the role of "counselor" – such as:
- Emergency Medical Personnel
- Military Personnel
- Health Care Administrators
- Pastoral Care Workers
- Customer Service Representatives
In the M.A. in Human Services Counseling program, you will learn to:
- Practice basic counseling skills and techniques under the guidance of a licensed counselor.
- Understand lay counseling intervention strategies and techniques, such as negotiation, anger management, mediation and mentoring.
- Explore counseling theories and dynamics for children and adolescents, marriage and relationships, groups and multicultural settings.
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