Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services
Normal Program Completion Time: 26 Months
This program is offered online.
Students in the Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services program gain knowledge in the areas of prevention, remediation, psychoeducation diagnosis, assessment, and intervention. This interdisciplinary curriculum helps students make an immediate and long-term impact with the people they serve. Students gain the operational knowledge, analytical skills, and experience necessary to assess a problem and apply a solution quickly and competently. Students can choose a concentration in either Alcohol and Drug Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services Program Outcomes
- Students will analyze the historical development of counseling and human services.
- Students will develop knowledge and theory of the interaction of human systems including individual, interpersonal, group, family, organizational, community, and societal.
- Students will analyze the scope of conditions that promote or inhibit human functioning.
- Students will develop an understanding of theories and/or techniques associated with multicultural competence in the field of counseling and human services.
- Students will construct knowledge and skills in direct service delivery and appropriate interventions.
- Students will develop learning experiences to build their interpersonal skills by developing knowledge, theory, and skills in the administrative aspects of the service delivery system.
- Students will evaluate values and attitudes and promote understanding of counseling and human services ethics and their application in practice.
- Students will develop awareness of their own values, personalities, reaction patterns, interpersonal styles, and limitations.
- Students will complete field experiences that are integrated within the curriculum and demonstrate conceptual mastery of the field of professional practice.
- Students will complete a capstone experience that demonstrates conceptual mastery of the field of professional practice.
Graduates may seek employment in a wide variety of settings, including non-profits, state agencies, corrections, halfway houses, child and family service centers, and geriatric facilities. Students wishing to become credentialed counselors will need to fulfill additional specific requirements. 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. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.
The following tables show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Licensure Disclosure by State Link: https://post.edu/docs/alcohol-and-drug-counseling-licensure-disclosure-by-state/
Clinical Mental Health Licensure Disclosure by State Link: https://post.edu/docs/clinical-mental-health-counseling-licensure-disclosure-by-state/