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Counselor Education & Family Studies

Be the difference in someone’s life. Be a counselor.


Receive Your Graduate Degree in Counseling from a Christian University

Get ready for a fulfilling career in the mental health field where you can make an impact in the communities you serve. The Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University offers residential and online graduate degrees that will give you quality training to suit your ambitions.

Here, you can develop the soft skills you’ll need for the rapidly growing mental health field. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, mental health professions are projected to grow 22% in the next eight years – much faster than the average occupation.

Confidently pursue your calling with our CACREP accredited and licensure programs that will both equip and qualify you for licensed mental health and counseling professions.

Study the theory and practice of counseling with a faculty of experienced professionals who are grounded in their faith and who share your passion for the field.

It’s Your Career. Make a Difference.


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Accreditation and Awards for Our Counseling Programs



CACREP Accredited Counseling Programs


Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) – Residential

Prepare for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC).

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) – Online

Prepare for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC).

Marriage and Family Counseling (M.A.) – Residential

Prepare for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).


School Counseling (M.Ed.) – Online

Get the specialized preparation you need to be a Licensed School Counselor in K-12 schools.



Counselor Education & Supervision (Ph.D.) – Online

Become qualified to lead in higher education, in public, private, and government settings, and in professional counseling organizations.



Additional Counseling Licensure Programs

Addiction Counseling
(M.A.) – Online


Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.) – Online