Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Human Services degree with a concentration in Executive Leadership. The online format allows busy professional students to earn a valuable degreewhile still fulfilling obligations to careers, families and communities. The impact a well-educated and trained counselor has on the development of many paths of interest will increase graduates' skills to better understand those they lead and mentor in the field of criminal justice.
The Master of Arts in Human Services degree with an Executive Leadership emphasis is designed to master the understanding of human behavior in a management setting. Students of the program will build on already-laid foundations of management techniques by developing the relevant leadership and counseling skills needed for achieving goals within organizational leadership positions. The 30-credit-hour program uses the core courses from the Counseling and Family Studies curriculum, teaching topics of psychology, communications and group dynamics while adding the critical strategic management techniques in areas of faith, the management of Human Resources and developing conflict resolution among personnel while evaluating current trends in the business environment.
Students should be advised that completion of the Masters in Arts in Human Services does not guarantee professional counseling licensure, state and local regulations vary, and it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of individual requirements.
Upon successful completion of the M.A. with a concentration in Executive Leadership program, graduates may seek to maintain, or excel in, current positions in government and non-profit organizations or use the education to enter new leadership career opportunities. The Human Services coursework is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the important role faith plays in issues commonly found in a professional work environment.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s)