M.A. in Human Services – Human Services Counseling

School of Psychology & Counseling

SACSCOC Accredited

No GRE Required

86% graduate students receive financial aid

Improve the Lives of Others

You have a strong passion for helping people. Prepare to go deeper in serving your community with the Master of Arts in Human Services - Human Services Counseling, offered completely online. Through this nonlicensure human services degree online, you'll explore human behavior to develop skills for better care of others -- and for career growth. Courses are taught using a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures and asynchronous chat room discussion.

Grow in Christian Counseling & Coaching

Explore the mind-body-spirit connection and practice individual and group work.

Empower Your Career

Gain foundational skills in behavioral sciences while specializing in a concentrated area.

Gain Foundational Helping Skills

Learn to identify and assist individuals struggling with life issues or seeking personal development.

Our award-winning faculty, located in Virginia Beach and beyond, instruct from a Christian worldview.

Fully Online

8-week Course Sessions

Various Concentrations


Online

NEXT SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Through this master in human services degree, you will:

  • Learn to conduct thorough client assessment and understand how to make referrals.
  • Evaluate legal and ethical standards that help in determining specific treatment.
  • Apply culturally responsive strategies across diverse populations.
  • Examine the practical application of para-professional counseling for commonly addressed problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Human Services Manager
  • Life Coach
  • Social Services Agent
  • Pastoral Care Assistant
  • Support to multiple people-helping professions

16% Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026. - Bureau of Labor Statistics

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university. Desirable degrees include those in counseling, psychology or related human behavioral fields. Other degree fields will also be considered.
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework.

Application Process:

The Admissions Committee may require a brief Admissions Interview on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are conducted over the phone or Skype with one of our admissions staff and/or SPC faculty members and typically take 20 minutes.

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application

Step 2: Application Fee
Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to transcripts@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4: Complete an Academic Background Questionnaire

Step 5: Resume
Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae to include three references with contact information. References should be able to address questions related to character, as well as your interpersonal and relational skills. Please email to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Step 6: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Simply scan and upload a copy of your driver's license, high school ID, passport, permanent resident card or official government ID card, using our secure and convenient online tool. If you would prefer to take a picture of your government-issued ID and email that to our office, please attach your ID and email to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4498 or email psycounadmissions@regent.edu, should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

M.A. in Human Services – Human Services Counseling