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Online Counseling Degrees

Do you feel burdened to help hurting people and families overcome challenges and heal from trauma? The need for competent, compassionate mental health professionals continues to grow, and Liberty University’s online degrees in counseling can equip you to minister to the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of your community.

Liberty’s counseling-related degree programs can help you develop into an ethical, well-trained pastoral or mental health counselor with the knowledge, values, and skills to help others make positive changes in their lives. You’ll get the training to further your current human services career, meet requirements for state licensure,* or enter the discipline for the first time.

With programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, you’re sure to find the one that meets your professional needs. Both licensure and non-licensure tracks are available, and while the majority of degree options are available 100% online, some require on-campus intensives, giving you rich opportunities to network and connect with your professor and classmates on Liberty’s beautiful Lynchburg, Va., campus.

Because Liberty University is dedicated to Training Champions for Christ, you’ll receive quality professional training as a mental health counselor from a faith-based perspective. Your counseling degree from Liberty University will equip you to reach new professional heights and shape a better world by championing what matters to you. And that’s what matters to us.

*Please note: Each individual state has its own specific requirements for licensure. Please see your state’s professional counselor license board for more information.

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Some of Liberty University’s counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Available Counseling Degrees

The following programs are accredited through CACREP:

*Liberty University is home to the James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies. Learn from a curriculum that incorporates video lectures taught by Dr. James C. Dobson, as well as other distinguished Christian psychologists and family therapists. You’ll gain specialized counseling training in advocacy and public policy, child and adolescent development, or marriage and family studies. 


Benefits of Liberty’s Online Counseling Programs

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and as one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online counseling degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral counseling programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • With Liberty’s 8-week terms and 8 start dates per year, you can complete a flexible and affordable degree in less time than you would on a traditional campus.
  • Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. 
  • The following counseling licensure-track programs are further accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling
  • Our master’s in counseling licensure-track programs offer on-campus intensives with flexible scheduling and the opportunity to meet your internship requirements within your own local community.

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $275 per credit hour for graduate courses* 
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • 8-week courses with 8 different start dates each year and no set login times
  • Potential college credit for your military training for undergraduate programs

*At the doctoral level, only Ed.D. and Ed.S. programs qualify for the military discount.

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

We’re now ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.

– by BestColleges.com

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!

Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.