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M.A. in Human Services

Online Degree

The Master of Arts in Human Services, offered completely online, will enhance your career in helping and developing others. Courses are taught with a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures and asynchronous chat room discussion. Presented from a Christian worldview, this degree offers several distinct concentrations to equip you as a coach, lay counselor, mediator or ministry worker. Choose the path that complements your chosen specialization, whether professional human service, Biblical or Christian counseling, health and fitness, law, education, career building, organizational culture, and beyond. This degree culminates in a capstone that includes field experience in your area of interest.

  • Gain foundational skills in behavioral sciences while specializing in a concentrated area.
  • Benefit from courses taught within the School of Psychology & Counseling, as well as Regent’s other prestigious schools.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in human growth and development, group work, research and professional ethics.
  • Learn to identify and assist individuals struggling with common life-adjustment issues or seeking personal development.

Concentrations include:

Addictions Counseling: Be prepared to work with individuals who face chemical and behavioral addictions. Apply your skills in ministry or professional recovery contexts.

Biblical Counseling: Be prepared to work in ministry and to move toward certification by the Association of Biblical Counselors.

Christian Counseling: Gain tools to counsel through an explicit Christian paradigm as you seek to work in lay counseling contexts outside of the formal role of pastor.

Conflict & Mediation Ministry: Offered in conjunction with Regent School of Law, this concentration will equip you to use conflict resolution and mediation skills in nonprofessional ministry contexts.

Criminal Justice & Ministry: Offered in conjunction with Regent School of Law, this concentration will help you understand and minister to the unique needs of the incarcerated or who are interfacing with the legal system.

Grief Counseling: Gain tools to care for the grieving — those who have encountered loss and who seek to minister in contexts of death and dying as well as other forms of grief.

Human Services Counseling: Learn skills to work in the nonclinical mental health field and to use a biblical foundation as an implicit bases for work.

Human Services for Student Affairs: Focus on the developmental needs of students — particularly the young adult and nontraditional higher education culture.

Life Coaching: Gain tools to work others in personal/motivational contexts to identify, pursue and achieve life goals.

Marriage & Family Ministry: Understand how to address the needs of couples — married and unmarried – as well as traditional and nontraditional families, in a ministry context.

Trauma & Crisis Counseling: Be equipped to develop formal and nonformal responses to natural and human disasters and to offer a ministry response to individual and community trauma and crisis.

Career Opportunities:

  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Family Service Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Coaching and care within existing career field

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