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Liberty University’s online Master's in Professional Counseling is designed to equip you with the specialized training needed to pursue a state License for Professional Counseling (LPC). Through this online counseling degree, you will enhance your understanding of human psychology with field-tested techniques and best practices needed to promote mental health and holistic wellness of clients in diverse communities. Our online master's in counseling program will equip you to become an ethical, well-trained mental health counselor with the knowledge, values, and skills required helping empower others to make positive changes in their lives. Completing Liberty University’s online counseling degree prepares you for counseling practice through rigorous academic courses, dynamic interaction with mentors and faculty, and a carefully structured practicum and internship process.
Do you want to help empower others to conquer their challenges and become healthy and productive? Our master's in counseling program will allow you to start a rewarding career as a clinical counselor through our state-of-the-art online learning environment. Learn evidence-based, field-tested counseling skills from professors with real-world experience in counseling practice. After completing your master's in counseling online and obtaining state licensure, you will be equipped to pursue fulfilling careers in healthcare, community agencies, education, social services, and private practice. Pursuing your online counseling degree with Liberty University offers a flexible, practical pathway to licensure that will equip you for a rewarding career.
Liberty University’s online Master Degree in Professional Counseling provides a foundational series of courses designed to provide the context in Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Theories in Counseling, and many other evidence-based best practices and knowledge areas needed for the counseling practice. The online LPC degree focuses these critical knowledge areas into Group Counseling, Psychopathology, and other important assessment and practical skills areas so that students are equipped for their observational and hands-on work in the licensure track practicum and internship requirements.
These courses give students in the online degree in counseling all necessary skills and knowledge to be effective mental health caregivers in their chosen fields.
You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Addiction Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Human Services Counseling.
By earning your Master’s in Counseling from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
Complete the educational requirements needed for state Licensure in Professional Counseling (LPC).
The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 14 percent growth for mental health counselors, which is a larger growth than the average for all occupations. Insurance companies offer more coverage for mental health services than in the past, so the federal government, community clinics, and local hospitals are expanding their mental health counseling staff to provide effective treatment for patients.* After completing Liberty University’s LPC degree online, you will have more opportunities to choose your preferred area and market for practice, or change fields later through completing state-specific alternate pathways.
This program ranked on the BestCollege.com list of Best Online Masters in counseling programs for 2017.
Complete your coursework on a schedule that fits your life with Liberty’s online award-winning learning environment.
Take advantage of your flexible on-campus intensive scheduling to visit Liberty University’s beautiful campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.
Use your Practicum and Internships to get hands-on, marketable experience working directly with hurting people in your community.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
The online Counseling degree is specifically designed to assist students in pursuing all required state licensure areas of knowledge and practice. This allows students to pursue state-regulated counseling positions to work in private, public, and non-profit roles where counseling and human services skillsets are required. After completing Liberty’s online counseling degree and undergoing state licensure requirements, students may be able to start their private practices in counseling.
Industry Outlook: The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 14 percent growth for mental health counselors, which is a larger growth than the average for all occupations. Insurance companies offer more coverage for mental health services than in the past, so the federal government, community clinics, and local hospitals are expanding their mental health counseling staff to provide effective treatment for patients.*
*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.