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Prepare for a Rewarding Online Master’s Degree or Minor in Partnership with Liberty University and the Dr. James C. Dobson Center

Liberty University has partnered with a world-renowned psychologist, author, radio show host, and family expert Dr. James C. Dobson to create the Liberty University James C. Dobson Center for Child Development, Marriage, and 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. No matter where you are in your journey towards a degree, these online degrees will strengthen your faith and grow your knowledge in the area of family advocacy.


Why Choose an Online Master’s Degree or Minor Offered in Partnership with the Dr. James C. Dobson Center?

At Liberty, we have designed our courses with your future in mind. Each online course offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center will allow you to learn from professionals who have first-hand experience working with families in a counseling setting. The courses integrate video lectures taught by Dr. James Dobson as well as other distinguished Christian psychologists and family therapists.

Each of Liberty’s Online Master’s Degrees and Minor Programs offered 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 Offered Through Liberty’s Dr. James C. Dobson Center

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future

Liberty University’s online Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling with a specialization in Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future will help you master the knowledge and skills needed to positively impact families within your community. The skills you will develop are foundations to advocate for the rights of children and families and to assist families who are facing a variety of issues. You will learn biblical principles relating to families and public policy.

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Parent and Child/Adolescent

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Parenting & Child / Adolescent is designed to train you in biblical counseling principles and strategies. Biblical integration will provide a solid foundation of outreach to effectively work with adults and adolescents. Courses feature materials from the counseling field considered essential to the master’s level professional preparation of human service counseling workers who seek to offer services in areas such as leadership, families, addictions, and recovery.  

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling – Marriage and Family Studies is designed to teach techniques necessary to protect children, educate families, and empower parents to lead their families. The goal of the program is to equip men and women with knowledge to positively impact the family and society.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Parent and Child/Adolescent

Liberty University’s Master’s in Pastoral Counseling online degree program with a specialization in Parent and Child/Adolescent will expose you to biblical counseling principles and strategies to assist parents and children in a variety of situations and settings. Each course in our Pastoral Counseling program provides insight into how to best navigate ministry’s highly relational network. With a focus on Parent and Child/Adolescent, you will learn to integrate a biblical worldview to reach adults and adolescents effectively. As a whole, this degree helps students become more biblically responsible, relationally wise, and ministry savvy.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Marriage and Family Studies

Liberty University’s Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Studies will equip men and women with the knowledge to positively impact families and society. Our courses in the Pastoral Counseling Master’s degree online seek to help meet the needs of a hurting world by equipping students to guide individuals asking for biblical guidance. The goal of the online Master’s in Pastoral Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Studies is to help families learn to function healthily and thrive in the future.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future

Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling – Family Advocacy, Public Policy, and the Future will provide you with practical tools to protect and teach children, educate families, and empower parents. The skills you will develop are foundations to advocate for the rights of children and families and to assist families who are facing a variety of issues. This degree may help students seeking professional licensure, although it does not meet all licensure requirements. Courses feature materials from the counseling field considered essential to the master’s level professional preparation of human service counseling workers who seek to offer services in areas such as leadership, families, addictions, and recovery.  


Bachelor’s Degree Minors Offered through the Dr. James C. Dobson Center

Dobson Center Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future

Liberty University’s online Minor in Family Advocacy, Public Policy, & the Future provides a blended approach to helping families in need. Our online courses focus on the study of biblical worldviews regarding family and marriage, policy making, and patterns in our nation that will help predict future trends. This minor is designed to address the emerging needs of our community, state, and our nation for Christian professionals to work alongside families and children to help them succeed.

Dobson Center Parenting & Child/Adolescent Development

Liberty University’s online Minor in Parenting and Child/Adolescent Development is designed to introduce you to the studies of foundational and developmental perspectives on child and family life. The physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual development of children and adolescents is ever changing. The principles you gain throughout our courses will provide you with the essential framework necessary for helping parents create and sustain healthy and balanced family life.

Dobson Center Marriage & Family Studies

Liberty University’s online Minor in Marriage and Family Studies will provide you with foundational information needed to understand the dynamics of strong and healthy families. The cultural battle for the hearts and minds of today’s children and adolescents is stronger than ever. You will examine the tough issues facing today’s children and identify strategies and interventions for effective growth and change. As you begin to tackle the challenges facing children and their parents, our professors will teach you practical methods of understanding various familial situations.