MA in Human Services – Marriage and Family Studies

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M.A. in Human Services – Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies

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Make a Positive Impact in Your Community with an MA in Human Services Counseling – Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies Degree

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies is designed to teach techniques necessary to protect children, educate families, and empower parents to lead their families. We are excited to offer an online marriage and family studies degree that is offered through the James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, and Family Studies. Because of this partnership, students can benefit from a curriculum featuring lectures and material from world-renowned psychologist, author, radio host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson. Our goal in creating the master’s degree in human services counseling is to equip men and women with knowledge to positively impact the family and society. 

The courses in the human services counseling master’s degree online seek to help meet the needs of a hurting world by equipping students to provide guidance to those who need it most. The goal of the master’s in human services counseling is to help families learn to function healthily and thrive in the future. Our master’s degree, offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center, is available completely online, allowing you to remain active in your job, with your family, and in your community without the worry of having to take courses on a residential campus.

Human services counseling

 

What Will You Learn in Our Online Human Services Counseling Degree?

  • Discipline strategies to raise healthy kids
  • Issues and strategies for counseling children and adolescents
  • Marriage and family systems

Our online human services counseling degree is an excellent way to further your education in the study of human behavior and the application of helping skills. The curriculum in this degree program was specifically designed with your success in mind. Our online counseling courses feature materials from the counseling field considered essential to the master’s level professional. If you want to offer services in areas such as leadership, families, addictions, and recovery, our online human services counseling degree is a great option for you!

Potential Career for Human Services Counseling Graduates

  • Caseworker
  • Child advocate
  • Family advocate

Program Benefits for the M.A. in Human Services

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • 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 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 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. 
  • You can complete our online M.A. in Human Services Counseling with a specialization in marriage and family studies in as little as 1 year.

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 – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times
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Credit Hours

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Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Mar 22, 2021

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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.