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Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services

Lead Positive Change for Yourself and Others With a Master’s in Counseling and Human Services Online

As a master’s in counseling and human services student, you could develop knowledge in the areas of prevention, psychoeducation, diagnosis, therapy, assessment, and intervention. An online master’s in human services counseling may help you gain the foundational knowledge, analytical skills, and experience necessary to assess a problem and apply a solution quickly and competently.

You could build on your passion for serving others with a solid foundation of knowledge and theory as it applies to the current landscape of counseling and human services applications. You will have the opportunity to refine this foundation with a thorough understanding of the interaction of human systems, including individual, interpersonal, group, family, organizational, community, and societal. Gain real-world experience in the delivery of appropriate services in the field. Coursework covers the conditions that promote or inhibit human functioning, as well as theories and techniques associated with multicultural competence in the field of counseling and human services to better connect classroom experience with the profession.

What can I do with an MS in Counseling and Human Services degree?

This program offers the insights and fundamental skills that you could use in serving individuals and communities in a wide range of areas.

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 professionals with relevant industry experience, many with experience in the fields of counseling, human services, and mental health.

From the moment you enroll in the online master’s in counseling and human services at Post University, you will be supported by a personal academic advisor. They are available to answer questions you may have, support you through challenges you may face, and guide you to concentration options to pursue your career interests.

While the online Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. Students will need to fulfill additional specific requirements to become credentialed counselors.


Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

The tables at the following links show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:


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In the Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree program at Post University, you can use the available concentrations below to tailor your focus to your career interests.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This concentration provides the conceptual, analytical, and foundational knowledge you could use to pursue career interests in the field of professional counseling. Online courses cover a comprehensive study of the issues involved with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of mental health challenges and conditions. The concentration also provides an understanding of the models, theories, and techniques in individual, group, and family counseling.

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

This concentration provides an understanding of the complex issues regarding alcohol and drug addiction in American society. Coursework covers the biological, psychological, and sociological effects of short and/or long-term use of substances on the individual, family, and community. It also examines how to assess, diagnose, and treat those addictions.

Learn more by downloading your guide to earning an Online Master’s in Counseling and Human Services.

Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Counseling and Human Services Online

  • Master’s in counseling and human services students receive support from a personal Post team focused on their academic success
  • Learn from industry professionals in interactive courses
  • Flexible class times
  • Counseling courses emphasize group discussion helping you stay engaged


Get the focused education you need to have a greater impact on the people you help and the communities you serve. Contact us to learn more about how to earn your online Master’s in Counseling and Human Services degree at Post University.

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