Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

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Today you have the opportunity to make an important decision that could significantly improve your career, impact the lives of others, and influence your capacity to shape the future of professional counseling. By choosing to earn your Master of Arts in Professional Counseling you can set that opportunity in motion.

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Professional Counseling is a 60-hour graduate level program designed to prepare you for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). The faculty provide quality professional training from a faith-based perspective. Our mission is to produce ethically and spiritually aware mental health counselors who possess the knowledge, values, skills, and personal disposition to promote the mental health and holistic wellness of clients across diverse populations. Our mission is achieved in significant measure through offering rigorous academic programs, dynamic interaction with mentors and faculty, and carefully structured practica and internships.

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Quick Facts

2016-2017 Tuition

  • $565 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)

  • $25 intensive fee


Program Delivery Format


Residency Requirement


Credit Hours

  • 60 total hours
  • 18 credit hours can be transferred in to each respective program


Internship & Practicum

  • A 3 credit hour internship is a required part of the 60 hour M.A. in Professional Counseling programs.
  • A 3 credit hour practicum is required for the 60 hour M.A. in Professional Counseling programs.



  • The M.A. in Professional Counseling program may lead to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in most states. 


Potential Career Options

  • Mental Health Agency
  • Counseling Center
  • Private Practice
  • Hospital Program
  • Other Public or Private Facility
  • Ministry-related Counseling


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