Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance: Human Services
Welcome to the Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance program, Human Services concentration, at Louisiana Tech University. The Human Services concentration is intended for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of counseling and psychology, who work in human service agencies, or desire to provide human services to communities, but who do not wish to work as a professional counselor or professional social worker or seek licensure as such. Human service jobs primarily consist of two types: those where the human service worker provides direct services to clients and those where the worker provides administrative assistance to the agency that provides those services.
This human services concentration prepares human services workers to serve individuals, families, groups, communities and provide other functions required to support human services organizations. The proposed core curriculum for this track will teach students the basics of relating to others, human development and the accompanying life stages, working with a diverse clientele, ethical responsibilities, theories and historical perspectives of counseling, and general principles of guidance services.
Students will be allowed some approved elective choices in required coursework to fit their needs. These elective courses will prepare them in research, leadership, helping others and organizational and personnel issues. Graduates from this concentration in Human Services may go on to pursue careers in Social and Community Service Management, Elderly Service Management, Human Resources Management, etc.
Potential students who have additional questions may contact Professor Mary Livingston (email@example.com) who directs the Human Services concentration.