Online Master’s in Human Services

You understand how counseling can change a life. Now expand that change from one to many. With the Wake Forest University online master’s in human services, you can develop the administrative acumen to help organizations provide quality counseling resources to those who need it most.

Wake Forest University MAC graduates have a 95% pass rate on the National Counselor Examination.

Why Choose Wake Forest for Your Master’s Degree in Human Services Online?

The Wake Forest online master’s in human services is well-respected around the world.


CACREP accreditation
Our rigorous, CACREP-accredited program meets high standards.


Personal touch
Our resources include 24/7 technical support and tutoring services.


Highly regarded faculty
Learn from nationally renowned counseling thought leaders.


Professional application
Find and secure an internship with our network of industry partners.


Exceptional preparation
Our graduates have a 95% pass rate on the National Counselor Examination.

Master’s in Human Services Rankings and Accreditations

High-Quality Human Services Need High-Caliber Professionals. Start Here.

Community and social services positions are expected to grow 14% — and add 347,200 jobs overall — from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top-paying industries and salaries for these careers include:

  • Federal government ($75,410)
  • Pharmaceutical wholesalers ($71,850)
  • Medical equipment manufacturing ($71,030)
  • Software publishers ($67,360)
  • Elementary and secondary schools ($62,070)

Our human services graduate program can prepare you to qualify for these roles and more after graduation.

Top 5 Rewarding Jobs for Master’s in Human Services Graduates

Our online human services master’s degree has connected graduates with broad career opportunities in a variety of settings.

Counsel residents and their families, oversee the budget and develop policy that creates a more comfortable environment for residents.

Wake Forest MAC students have worked in more than 60 different community agencies, mental facilities and schools.

What Can I Learn in the Master’s in Human Services Graduate Program?

The 39-credit-hour degree consists of 30 hours of human services online courses, an additional six hours of specialized study and three hours of field experience. Courses include:

  • Human services administration
  • Human services program planning and evaluation
  • Basic counseling skills and techniques
  • Group procedures in counseling
  • Advanced counseling skills and crisis management
  • Career development and counseling
  • Cultures and counseling

“It’s an authentic program that is committed to helping us understand ourselves and human nature. Through the process of learning with our cohort and faculty, it creates a place of intellectual stimulation that will be greatly beneficial to us when we become counselors in the real world with real people.”
– Lisa Rainwater, Wake Forest online master’s of counseling student

Learn from a Nationally Recognized Faculty of Thought Leaders

Wake Forest counseling professors have a passion to serve humanity that goes beyond the curriculum they teach. In fact, some of these renowned thought leaders are the authors of the standard academic texts used by most human services graduate programs across the nation.