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Explore Regent's online MA in Human Services - Trauma and Crisis Counseling program.

M.A. in Human Services – Trauma & Crisis Counseling

From Crisis to Confidence & Control

In an age of uncertainty, are you called to bring order and restore hope? The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services – Trauma & Crisis Counseling, offered online, will prepare you to respond to natural and human disasters, as well as personal trauma.

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March 15, 2021
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Learn to support first responders and to counsel others to freedom. Courses are taught using a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures, and asynchronous chat room discussions.

Grow Stronger in Your Career

Gain counseling and enrichment techniques that will help you stand out as you care for others and yourself.

Grow as a Change Agent

Study leadership through crisis management.

Integrate Knowledge & Faith

Explore proven, life-changing theories rooted in science and presented from a Christian worldview.

Our award-winning faculty, in Virginia Beach and beyond, are here to help as you pursue your human services degree online.

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

Upon completion of the M.A. in Human Services – Trauma & Crisis Counseling degree, you will be able to:

  • Study how to apply para-professional counseling for traumatic events.
  • Acquire practice and evaluation skills and techniques.
  • Learn advanced lay counseling intervention strategies and supportive care-giving activities.
  • Complete 50 hours of supervised field experience and a weekly seminar with a focus on trauma and crisis support.

Career Opportunities

  • Trauma counselor
  • Human services agent
  • Disaster relief coordinator
  • Child victim advocate
16%
Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026

Pragmatic and psychospiritual components related to the organization, administration and operation of counseling related services within the context of the local church and other ministry environments. Examines the practical application of ministry oriented counseling for commonly addressed problems. Addresses various legal, ethical and liability issues, and discusses specific treatment issues. Consideration to thorough assessment and referral functions in each of these areas. Examines the impact of small group ministry. Cross-listed with MHPS 613 and PAC 513.

Continuing experiential application of significant personality theories and practice of more advanced counseling skills. Overview of the techniques and practices derived from the major psychotherapeutic systems relevant to these more advanced skills. Emphasis on the demonstration, modeling, practice and evaluation of these core skills and techniques. Prerequisite: HSC 524. Cross-listed with MHPS 625.

Continuation of Models & Strategies with more advanced lay counseling intervention strategies, techniques, and supportive care-giving activities. Examines such topics as models of inner healing and forgiveness, critical incidents and crisis counseling, community trauma and disaster, chaplaincy issues, and stress/burnout issues. Presents a multicultural focus as it relates to intervention strategies and ministry. Cross-listed with PAC 561 and MHPS 761.

A review of the research, theory, and models of grief and bereavement across all phases of the grief process. Exploration of factors that complicate and help with grief will occur. Basic approaches and techniques of competent grief counseling will be covered. Cross-listed with MHPS 665.

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.

“I realized this is a place where I could grow and really be empowered in my future.”

Bethany Eisenhart, Psy.D., 2018 Clinical Psychology

“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'm grateful for my Regent mentors. Their emphasis on relationships and guidance has helped me navigate a challenging yet rewarding journey.”

Alexandra Melchiorre, M.S. in Psychology, 2018 Registered Behavioral Technician

“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

“My time at Regent left me with a desire for excellence. I believe that was something that was already instilled in me but my education here challenged me even more.”

Eric Ferguson, M.A. in Counseling, 1997 Founder, Metanoia Missions International