James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, & Family Studies
Liberty University has partnered with world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson to create Liberty University’s James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, & Family Studies.
The goal of the Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies is to equip men and women with the knowledge and training they need to influence the family and society for Christ through a master’s degree or minor in their bachelor’s degree online.
Each online course offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center will allow you to learn from professionals who have firsthand experience working with families in a counseling setting. Video lectures integrated into the courses feature Dr. Dobson, as well as other distinguished, Christian psychologists and family therapists.
Programs are offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center
Each of Liberty’s online master’s degrees and minor programs provided through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center are offered 100% online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses at our residential campus.
Master’s Degree Programs
Human Services Counseling:
- Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future
- Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development
- Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family Studies
- Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development
- Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Marriage and Family Studies
- Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future
Bachelor’s Degree Minors
- Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future
- Parenting & Child/Adolescent Development
- Marriage & Family Studies
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?
- 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 are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.
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, postgraduate, or doctoral 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!
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.
Nearly 80% 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.
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.