Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Life Coaching degree offered by Liberty University is available to students in a completely online format. This program is intended for individuals who are interested in obtaining a Master of Arts degree and career advancement, but who do not plan to seek licensure or national certification.  Pastors, human resource directors, teachers, coaches, nurses, law enforcement officers, managers, student affairs personnel, and others who need to apply psychological insight to their jobs on a regular basis are an appropriate match for this program. The Life Coaching concentration helps students to gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed at a career that is focused on helping others to achieve their goals and overcome obstacles in their lives.

The Human Services program requires its students to complete 30 credit hours in courses. This includes 21 hours of counseling courses and nine additional hours that focus on academic disciplines such as business, counseling, communication, education, and religion, as well as various human services fields. By the end of this program, a student should be able to convey the following knowledge and perform the following skills: to comprehend appropriate knowledge in all core curricular areas of counseling in preparation for certification and taking licensure exams; to demonstrate appropriate research and report writing skills, which use the APA format and computer technology; to integrate biblical principles and secular theories in a responsible eclectic manner; to incorporate ethical and legal standards in counseling; and to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with a broad array of presenting problems and mental disorders using multiple counseling skills.

Individuals wanting to enter the program must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. A student must have earned an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Students must have also successfully completed a minimum of six semester hours of coursework in psychology or a closely related field such as sociology or human services.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

    Requirements

    Regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.0 GPA.

    School Overview

    Training Champions for Christ since 1971

    We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible. One of our Admissions Counselors is ready to assist you with this process. Here is what you can expect from us:

    • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.*
    • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
    • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.

    *excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Benefits of Attending Liberty University

    • No standardized testing if you meet admission requirements.
    • Credit for prior training, certification, licensure, experience, and learning, and more such as:

    - Military

    - Real Estate

    - Insurance

    - Emergency Response

    • Courses taught from a Christian worldview.
    • 8 start dates a year, with an 8 week course format.

    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    • 87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid.

    Tuition discounts for 

    • Military service members, including active duty, retired, veterans, and their spouses.
    • Emergency Response Personnel

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    • Deferred – If you company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay for your classes.

    Other convenient payment options are available

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