Online Master of Arts in Human Services

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Those in Need

At a time when so many in our society are experiencing hardships, we need caring, passionate, well-trained human services professionals more than ever.

Wake Forest University’s Master of Arts in Human Services online program is dedicated to training highly-skilled human services professionals, who are committed to serving the needs of their communities. Whether they are working in for profit or non-profit human services organizations, our students excel as community leaders, advocates and practitioners who model compassionate service to humanity and promote the delivery of services to those in need of assistance.

Well respected across the world, the Wake Forest counseling program prepares students for rewarding careers in human services as skilled interventionists and program administrators. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most recognized scholars and professional leaders in the counseling profession and to interact with other students committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others.

Why You Should Choose Wake Forest:

  • The Spirit of Service: We embody the spirit of Pro Humanitate (for humanity), with an abiding commitment to serve others.
  • A Clinical Skills Focus: Become an exceptional counselor by honing your counseling and clinical skills within our rigorous academic environment.
  • A Student-Centered Model: We focus on supporting your mastery of the core and specialty areas you need to make an impact as a human services professional.
  • A Commitment to Excellence: You will discover well-defined goals and objectives, a variety of learning experiences and an environment focused on quality.

Learn More Today!

Complete this form to download a free program brochure. An Enrollment Advisor will contact you promptly.

Due to higher education regulation changes effective July 1, 2011, Wake Forest University is currently authorized to enroll students residing in only the following states and territories in its online degree programs: CO, CT, HI, MI, NC, RI, SC, SD, VT, VI (Virgin Islands), VA, TX, CA, GA, DE, AK, ID, MS, MT, NE, ND, and UT. In many locations, authorization is pending and students may likely be able to enroll in Wake Forest’s online degree programs. Please call our office to determine this status is you live in FL, PA, MD, ME, OK, AZ, IN, NV, WV, WA, DC, NJ, NM or PR.

Each state’s counseling licensure board determines the licensing requirements for candidates seeking a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation. If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and are located in NH, MO, KS or IL, please note that no purely online degree, including that offered by Wake Forest, is sufficient for licensure as an LPC in those states. However, this limitation regarding online courses does not apply to either the school counselor track within the Master of Arts in Counseling program or the Master of Arts in Human Services.

For a directory of state Counseling Boards go to:
For a directory of resources for School Counselor Certification go to: