Master of Science in Counseling & Human Services / Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Post University

Program Details

The online MS in Counseling & Human Services / Forensic Mental Health Counseling degree program from Post University helps students develop the theoretical, analytical, and clinical skills required to provide counseling services to juveniles and adults involved in the justice system. Coursework explores concepts related to criminal behavior and psychopathology, forensic assessment, and victimology as a way to understand how the judicial system and human services field work together. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills to:

  • ​Analyze the scope of conditions that promote or inhibit human functioning
  • ​Develop an understanding of theories and techniques associated with multicultural competence in the field
  • Construct knowledge and skills in direct service delivery and appropriate interventions
  • ​Evaluate values and attitudes and promote understanding of human services ethics and their application
  • ​Develop awareness of their values, personality, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendation letter(s)
  • Minimum GPA and required admissions documentation are based on the number of years of prior work or volunteer experience; additional materials may be requested.

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of California, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania.