Counseling and Human Services

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At a Glance

26-Month

Program

Online

39

Credit Hours

2

Concentration Tracks

Counseling and Human Services —
Master of Science Program

Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services

This program is designed to provide learning opportunities to build or refine your understanding of counseling and human services in the areas of prevention, psychoeducation, diagnosis, assessment, and intervention. It could also help you develop the foundational knowledge, analytical skills, and experience necessary to assess problems and apply solutions quickly and competently.

Coursework covers multiple issues surrounding the fields of counseling and human services, including:

  • Human behavior systems
  • History
  • Ethics
  • Major intervention and treatment models
  • Problem analysis
  • Organizational/managerial knowledge

This program also offers the opportunity to incorporate the following applied concentration tracks to your degree path:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling — Pursue a deeper 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 and best practices for assessing, diagnosing, and treating those addictions. 
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling — Pursue a better understanding of counseling within the field of clinical mental health. Online courses cover issues involved with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various psychiatric disorders. You will also explore the primary models, theories, and techniques in individual, group, and family counseling. 

A Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services offers the learning opportunities you could use to improve or build skills for alcohol and drug counseling or clinical mental health counseling. With coursework that covers issues involved in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of mental health challenges and conditions, you could be better positioned to explore emerging opportunities in the field.

Program Disclosures

While the 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:

At a Glance

26-Month

Program

Online

39

Credit Hours

2

Concentration Tracks

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