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Liberty University has partnered with a world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson to create the Liberty University James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, & Family Studies.
The goal of the Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies is to equip men and women with the knowledge and training they need to influence the family and society for Christ. Whether you are a pastor, counselor, caregiver, teacher, a stay-at-home mom, businessperson, or in any other field, these courses will strengthen your faith and grow your knowledge in the area of family advocacy.
At Liberty, we have designed our courses with your future in mind. Each course offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center will allow you to learn from professionals with first-hand experience. The courses integrate video lectures taught by Dr. Dobson, as well as other distinguished, Christian psychologists and family therapists to give you the best quality education.
Each of Liberty’s Master’s Degrees and Minor Programs offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center is offered completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses at our residential campus.
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with a specialization in Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future will help you master the knowledge and skills needed to positively impact families within your community. The skills you will develop are foundations to advocate for the rights of children and families and to assist families who are facing a variety of issues. You will learn biblical principles relating to families and public policy.
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling online degree program with a specialization in Parent and Child/Adolescent will expose you to biblical counseling principles and strategies to assist parents and children in a variety of situations and settings. Each course in our Pastoral Counseling program provides insight into how to best navigate ministry’s highly relational network. With a focus on Parent and Child/Adolescent, you will learn to integrate a biblical worldview to reach adults and adolescents effectively. As a whole, this degree helps students become more biblically responsible, relationally wise, and ministry savvy.
Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Studies will equip men and women with the knowledge to positively impact families and society. Our courses in the Pastoral Counseling Master’s degree online seek to help meet the needs of a hurting world by equipping students to guide individuals asking for biblical guidance. The goal of the Master’s in Pastoral Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Studies is to help families learn to function healthily and thrive in the future.
Liberty University’s Minor in Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future provides a blended approach to helping families in need. Our courses focus on the study of biblical worldviews regarding family and marriage, policy making, and patterns in our nation that will help predict future trends. This minor is designed to address the emerging needs of our community, state, and our nation for Christian professionals to work alongside families and children to help them succeed.
Liberty University’s Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development is designed to introduce you to the foundational and developmental perspectives on child and family life. The physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual development of children and adolescents is ever changing. The principles you gain throughout our courses will provide you with the essential framework necessary for helping parents create and sustain healthy and balanced family life.
Liberty University’s Minor in Marriage and Family Studies will provide you with foundational information needed to understand the dynamics of strong and healthy families. The cultural battle for the hearts and minds of today’s children and adolescents is stronger than ever. You will examine the tough issues facing today’s children and identify strategies and interventions for effective growth and change. As you begin to tackle the challenges facing children and their parents, our professors will teach you practical methods of understanding various familial situations. A good addition to any online bachelor’s degree program is the minor in Marriage and Family Studies.