Helping people is your calling and your profession, and you want to extend your hand further and make an even greater impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. With an online counseling and human services master's degree from Post University, you can continue to provide valuable services to the public in your current position while you develop the knowledge and skills needed to advance. Our courses are offered 100 percent online, so you can study on your schedule and apply what you’ve learned to your career in real time. Upon completion of your degree, you will be prepared for counseling human services jobs in a wide variety of settings, including mental health facilities, correction establishments, halfway houses, child and family service centers, and geriatric facilities.
This program is an excellent option for human services, psychology and criminal justice undergraduate degree holders and human services graduate certificate holders to fulfill their potential in their field.
Program HighlightsAs an online master’s in counseling and human services student, you will develop knowledge in the areas of prevention, remediation, psycho-education, diagnosis, assessment, and intervention. You will gain the analytical skills and experience necessary to assess a problem and apply a solution quickly and competently. Throughout your online counseling and human services courses, you will learn how to:
Your coursework will conclude with an internship, practicum and capstone, in which you will receive hands-on practice in a professional setting.
At Post University, we strive to make your learning experience practical and meaningful. We have fostered an engaging online community that encourages critical thinking and real-world application of theory. Each course is taught by a professional faculty member, who brings years of expertise and leadership in the human services field into the virtual classroom.
Though you will study in an interactive environment, you will never be alone. From the moment you enroll at Post University, you will be supported by a personal academic advisor. They are always available to answer any questions you may have, help you through any challenges you may face and guide you to the best concentration option to reach your specific career objectives.
Clinical Mental Health CounselingThis concentration provides you with the conceptual, analytical and operational knowledge you’ll need to begin or advance your career in clinical counseling. Online courses cover a comprehensive study of the issues involved with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of various psychiatric disorders. You’ll also develop an in-depth understanding of the primary models, theories and techniques in individual, group and family counseling.
Alcohol and Drug CounselingIn this concentration, you’ll gain an understanding of the complex issues regarding alcohol and drug addiction in American society. You will learn the biological, psychological and sociological effects of short and/or long-term use of substances on the individual, family and community and how to assess, diagnose and treat those addictions using the latest and best practices. You may also be able to apply credits toward earning your professional counseling licensure.
Non-Profit ManagementCoursework in this concentration focuses on the complexity and interconnectedness of human problems, social and cultural forces, national policies, and the demands of organizational work. You will learn and hone skills in grant writing, planning and managing of people, preparing program budgets, and implementing information systems.
Forensic Mental Health CounselingThrough this concentration, you’ll develop the theoretical, analytical and clinical skills required to provide counseling services to juveniles and adults involved in the justice system. You will explore 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. You may also be able to apply credits toward earning your professional licensure.
Get the focused education you need to have a greater impact on the people you help and the communities you serve. Contact us to enroll now to earn your online master’s in counseling and human services degree at Post University.
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