School Of Behavioral Sciences – Bachelor’s Degrees

Why Choose Liberty University’s School of Behavioral Sciences for Your Online Master’s Degree?

Whether you are a human services professional who needs new, advanced skills beyond the bachelor’s level, you want to meet state requirements for clinical licensure, or you want to learn how people think so you can do your job better, Liberty University has the training you need! Liberty’s online master’s in behavioral sciences programs can help you meet the specific challenges of human behavior in your field with training rooted in a Christian worldview.

CACREP Accreditation

The following School of Behavioral Sciences programs are accredited through the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP):

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Online School of Behavioral Sciences Master’s Degrees

Addiction Counseling (M.A.)

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling meets Virginia content requirements established for becoming a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Professional (LSATP)* and exceeds those for certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).

Applied Psychology (M.A.)

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (non-licensure) helps you develop a practical understanding of human behavior in the fields of developmental psychology and industrial/organizational psychology.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

Liberty’s online, CACREP accredited Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to meet Virginia requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Human Services Counseling (M.A.)

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program (non-licensure) focuses on counseling and human services support skills in a specialized area of study.

Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)

Liberty’s online Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed to meet Virginia requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Pastoral Counseling (M.A.)

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (non-licensure) can help provide ministry professionals specialized training in biblical counseling and pastoral care for ministry settings.

School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Liberty’s online Master of Education in School Counseling program is designed to help prepare you to seek licensure as a school counselor. This program is accredited by CACREP.

Social Work (M.S.W.) – Advanced Generalist

Liberty’s 100% online Master of Social Work – Advanced Generalist provides training in research, generalist practice, and human behavior to help you pursue social work licensure.**

With our flexible and affordable online format, you can get a quality education from the comfort of your own home or office. Liberty’s faculty of experienced mental health and human services professionals can teach you the skills you need to connect with people better. We offer ministry and licensure track counseling programs to meet the needs of every human services professional. Become a part of Liberty’s mission to Train Champions for Christ in every industry!

*12 additional hours of coursework beyond the M.A. in Addiction Counseling degree requirements are needed to meet LSATP licensure requirements in Virginia.

**Each state has unique requirements for becoming a licensed social worker. Be sure to research the requirements in your state.

What Are the Benefits of an Online Degree from Liberty University?

Our online degree programs offer students great benefits:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help 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. 
  • The majority of our behavioral sciences programs are offered in 8-week course formats, with 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times!

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)