Post University Online

M.S. in Human Services / Forensic Mental Health Counseling


800 Country Club Road

P.O. Box 2540

Waterbury, CT 06723

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Human Services / Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Format: Online

Program Description:

Forensic Mental Health Counseling Concentration (MSHSV)

You want to make a difference every day, whether it’s through counseling crime victims, providing mental health counseling in detention and correctional facilities, understanding forensic assessments, or as an advocate in the court system. Post’s MSHSV degree program can help you begin or advance your career in the human services field. Designed with the working adult in mind, the program helps you learn while you work, completely online in our accelerated program. 

Through our Concentration in Forensic Mental Health Counseling, you’ll develop the theoretical, analytical and clinical skills to provide counseling services to juveniles and adults involved in the justice system. Explore the concepts related to criminal behavior and psychopathology, forensic assessment, and victimology as a way to understand how the judicial system and field of human services work together.

In our Forensic Mental Health Counseling concentration, you’ll:

  • Earn graduate-level credits needed to advance your career or pursue licensure*

  • Explore criminal and civil forensic consultations, criminal behavior and psychopathology

  • Take classes from our faculty of professionals who bring their years of experience in the field to the classroom

* Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body. Post University’s Master of Human Services with a Concentration in Forensic Mental Health Counseling is not a licensure program. 

Note: Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state




Post University is licensed by the State of Connecticut through the Office of Higher Education. Post University is accredited through the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The following degree programs are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP): Associate of Science - Accounting, Marketing, Management; Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sport Management; Master of Science – Accounting; Master – Business Administration.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 37

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Loans Offered: Financial Aid assistance is available to those who qualify. FAFSA Code: 001401

Size & Settings: 0-999

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