Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Human Services

Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Human Services

Program Objective: To enable you to advance your human services skills and career options.

Program Description: Acquire conceptual, analytical, and operational human service knowledge, which includes a solid understanding of:

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

This program includes four applied concentration tracks:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Forensic Mental Health Counseling
  • Non-Profit Management

Program Outcomes: Upon graduation, you will receive a Master’s degree and be empowered to assume new or more advanced positions in the human services field.

* Please note that each state has different requirements for licensure as a counselor.  Students who are interested in becoming licensed as counselors must contact the licensing board in their own state directly in order to determine what academic and experiential requirements are currently required for state licensure.  The faculty and staff in the MS Counseling and Human Services program are available to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of his/her 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.

Students who are interested in becoming licensed counselors in the State of Connecticut:

  • Should not pursue the Non-Profit Management concentration in the MS Counseling and Human Services program. While the Non-Profit Management concentration may be appropriate for a general practitioner in human services, it does not satisfy the required course work needed for state licensure as a counselor in the State of Connecticut.
  • Should be aware that they will need to complete additional coursework beyond Post University’s 37-credit MS in Counseling and Human Services degree in order to be eligible for state licensure as a counselor in the State of Connecticut.
  • Requirements for licensing are subject to change. As with any state, Post University recommends that students from the State of Connecticut contact the licensing board in order to accurately determine what requirements are currently needed for state licensure.

Since licensure varies in each state, learn more about licensing requirements in your state.