Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling / Military Resilience
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Human Services with an emphasis in Military Resilience.  The flexible online format allows for professional students to earn a valuable degree while still fulfilling obligations to career, family and communities.  The Masters program is designed for students wanting to maintain or excel in current careers ministering to the families of servicemen and teaching families the knowledge needed for a thorough understanding of the psychological importance of counseling those returning home from serving our country.

This Liberty University degree program emphasizes the psychological similarities and differences between people and the roles that gender, race, ethnicity, culture and class play in affecting all human perspectives and experiences.  Students of the program will use the learned methodologies to evaluate factors to determine cause and effect, reason, and solutions to socially negative behavior.  Students will gain insight into the development of personality based on the current influences and use modern theories in the application of ideas about group dynamics relative to military and civilian life.

The specialized military psychology courses give students the resources to utilize the diverse theoretical approaches of counseling and psychotherapy by evaluating methods and techniques unique to the delicate nature of the emotional wounds of war.  In addition, students will explore the intricate functions of the human mind and body to better understand primary indicators of negative behavior.  The applicable study of origin, classification and symptoms of neurotic and psychotic behavior will be emphasized as students prepare for a counseling career focused on impacting the lives of individuals and families within the military community.  The specialized courses not only focus on the servicemen individually, but the spouses, friends and members of fellowships to emphasize an understanding of the mental, physical, social and spiritual repercussions associated with the impact of active duty.

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 counseling methods in areas of faith, conflict prevention and positivity, interpersonal communication, and multi-cultural issues, while evaluating trends in the counseling fields.  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.

The Master of Arts in Human Services program consists of multiple other concentrations in addition to the Military Resilience cognate, each of which may suit a student’s educational and career ambitions.  Liberty University offers Master of Arts in Human Services with concentrations in Marriage & Family, Christian Ministry, Business, Criminal Justice, Executive Leadership and Health & Wellness.  Students seeking to further expand on insights in the counseling fields are encouraged to look into the varying degrees within the Human Services program.


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

School Accreditation Statement

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