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Counselor Education & Family Studies

Be the Difference in Someone’s Life. Be a Counselor.

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.

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. Learn from our diverse and experienced faculty.

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Counselor Education & Family Studies Programs

Master of Arts

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) – Residential, Online
Prepare for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC).

Marriage & Family Counseling (M.A.) – Residential
Prepare for the Virginia requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Master of Education

School Counseling (M.Ed.) – Online
Get the specialized preparation you need to be a Licensed School Counselor in K-12 schools.


Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.) – Online
Become qualified to lead in higher education, in public, private, and government settings, and in professional counseling organizations.

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What Our Alumni Say:

Adam Blevins | M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

I really enjoyed the instructors. Any time I had a question, I never felt any kind of judgment. It was a smooth and easy process, and I never considered going anywhere else because they were so welcoming and helpful to me.

Kwame Frimpong | Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

I always tell people that through the journey of the Ph.D. at Liberty you will experience so much, not only in academics but also with the people you meet, the friendships you build, and the connections you make. It means so much in one’s trajectory in the academic world.

Olivia Hess | M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

My professors have been amazing. They've been a perfect mix of the challenge that you expect from a graduate level, expecting a lot out of you, and respecting you as a student enough to encourage you in the right ways. But they're also extremely knowledgeable.

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