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Explore Regent's online MA in Human Services - Human Services for Student Affairs program.

M.A. in Human Services – Human Services for Student Affairs

Are you a Student Connector?

Helping students of all ages and stages build supportive communities has never been more important. The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services – Human Services for Student Affairs will prepare you to help students thrive in their academic and personal development, whether you prefer administration or hands-on assistance roles. Courses are taught using a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures, and asynchronous chat room discussions.

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May 10, 2021
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Develop a Broad Range of Skills

Learn how to grow in leadership, advising, administration, and supervision.

Be a Student Success Champion

Study and practice how to bring forward positive change during the highly transformative “student” season.

Develop Your Career Marketability

Advance in leadership roles with higher salary opportunities.

Our award-winning faculty – in Virginia Beach and beyond – are here to help you pursue your master’s in student affairs from a Christian worldview.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Upon completion of the M.A. in Human Services – Human Services for Student Affairs degree, you will be able to:

  • Study legal issues that shape colleges and universities today.
  • Investigate constitutional provisions and federal statutes influencing higher education policy.
  • Develop strategic procedures that help the young adult and nontraditional higher education culture.
  • Explore strategies and goals that enable the mission of Christian education centers to succeed.

Career Opportunities

  • University advisor
  • Student life manager
  • Student enrollment counselor
  • Student housing coordinator
16%
Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026
An examination of issues relevant to college students. Topics may include intellectual growth, moral development, values, career choice, psychosocial changes, and the role of extracurricular activities. Cross-listed with EHEA 801.

Provides historical and contemporary legal issues that have and will continue to shape colleges and universities today. Discusses legal issues regarding the college and trustees, administrators and staff. Investigates the legal basis of higher education in the United States to include constitutional provisions and federal statutes that influence higher education policy. Prepares emergent administrators for preventative law measures in an increasing litigious environment. Cross-listed with GOV 628 and EHEA 803.

An examination of the historical underpinnings of student affairs, the numerous departments under student affairs, the administrative interaction between student affairs and other university departments, and administrative theory relevant to the student affairs administrator.

Centers on the need for the continuance of Christian colleges and universities in a post-Christian culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on the strategies, objectives and goals that can best ensure the future continuance of the spiritual mission and Orthodox beliefs of Christian colleges and universities. Cross-listed with EHEA 702.

2020-21 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before 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.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 14Monday, August 24
Session MFriday, September 11Monday, September 21
Session BFriday, October 16Monday, October 26
Session CTuesday, January 5Monday, January 11
Session TFriday, January 29Monday, February 8
Session DFriday, March 5Monday, March 15
Session EFriday, April 30Monday, May 10
Session FFriday, June 11Monday, June 21

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 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 apply@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: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it 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.

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$5956$3,57030$17,850
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$5956$3,57030$17,850
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6756$4,05039$26,325
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7106$4,26060$42,600
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7106$4,26060$42,600
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7106$4,26060$42,600
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6503$1,95051$33,150
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)$8753$2,62566$57,750
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)Full time enrollment is required.

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$5959$5,35530$17,850
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$5959$5,35530$17,850
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6759$6,07539$26,325
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7109$6,39060$42,600
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7109$6,39060$42,600
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7109$6,39060$42,600
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6756$4,05051$34,425
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)$8756$5,25066$57,750
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)$87512$10,500124$108,500

Part Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$5956$3,57030$17,850
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$5956$3,57030$17,850
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6756$4,05039$26,325
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7106$4,26060$42,600
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7106$4,26060$42,600
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7106$4,26060$42,600
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6503$1,95051$33,150
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)$8753$2,62566$57,750
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)Full time enrollment is required.

Full Time

DegreeCost per Credit HourAvg. # of Credits per SemesterTuition Cost per SemesterTotal CreditsTuition Cost for Program
Master of Arts in Human Services (MA)$5959$5,35530$17,850
Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA)$5959$5,35530$17,850
Master of Science in Psychology (MS)$6759$6,07539$26,325
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)$7109$6,39060$42,600
Master of Arts in School Counseling (MA)$7109$6,39060$42,600
Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (MA)$7109$6,39060$42,600
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling & Psychological Studies (PhD)$6756$4,05051$34,425
Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision (PhD)$8756$5,25066$57,750
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)$87512$10,500124$108,500

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

“Regent has exposed me to so much. I’ve had so many opportunities to learn and grow as both an advanced clinician and as an educator.”

Gus Tan, Ph.D., 2010 Counselor Education and Supervision

“I choose Regent for its professional thoughtful and approach to education, but what shaped me was the mentoring faculty and my cohort experience.”

Chris Hull, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, 2009 Head of Graduate Counseling, John Brown University; Board of Directors Chair, CACREP

“I wanted a rigorous doctoral program that could travel with me wherever I was in the country. I found this and more at Regent.”

Heather Paessler-Chesterton, Ph.D., 2009 Counselor Education and Supervision

“Two degrees down, one to go! So happy to have completed my master’s in psychology!”

Ally Duggins, M.S. in Psychology, 2020 Co-Founder, Willow House Media

“I would recommend Regent's counseling programs to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of others and of themselves.”

Karen Palmer, M.A., 2011 Human Services