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Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling- Marriage and Family cognate is designed for human services professionals who need additional, graduate-level training for advancement or new opportunities, and students who are just entering the human services and mental health support field. The online Masters in Human Services Counseling does not require any on-campus visits so that you can fit the flexible online courses into your current busy schedule. As a Christian college, Liberty University is invested in training human services professionals who can apply the best available scientific research and clinical tools to their practice with a biblical worldview. As such, the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will equip you to serve better your clients who struggle with the basic challenges of life by addressing their social, psychological, and spiritual needs.
The Marriage and Family area of study equips human services professionals or those just entering the behavioral sciences field to address the many challenges of engaged and married couples, children with disabilities or behavioral issues, and other family-related issues. The Marriage and Family cognate also offers advanced practical training by examining the best practices for various types of assessment used in marital and family counseling and providing real-world expertise from experts in the field.
Do you have a passion for studying the human mind and for finding the best way to help people improve their lives by changing their behavior? With the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling, you can embark on the fascinating study of human behavior and psychology while applying this knowledge to help solve specific, real-world problems in the counseling and mental health field. The Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balance of field-tested practice and cutting-edge research in behavioral sciences so that you can be confident that your approach to treatment will be backed by solid scientific study while still maintaining a biblical worldview in ethics and practice.
If you are an experienced human services professional and want to transition to a marriage and family therapist role while pursuing an advanced 100% online degree with a Christian university, the online Masters in Human Services Counseling – Marriage and Family will provide the specialized training you need. If you want to break into the human services field and help families heal and grow together, the Marriage and Family area of study for the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling will train you to apply your expertise in human thought and behavior to real-world problems struggling families face.
*Please note that the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling is not designed to fulfill all clinical counseling requirements. You can view all of Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy below for more information about counseling licensure.
The core content of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling provides a balanced overview of important theories in psychology while applying this knowledge to specific, real-world counseling practices. Students in the online Masters in Human Services Counseling will study the development of the human mind from childhood to adulthood and how multicultural issues impact issues in individual and group situations. As a Christian college, Liberty bases this study of human thought and behavior on a Christian worldview and demonstrates how these science and evidence-based practices are informed by Biblical principles.
The Marriage and Family area of study is built on the biblical counseling core content of the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with an overview of marital counseling and family therapy issues and topics while allowing you to customize the specific topics of study to your desired field. You can choose to focus in helping newly engaged, or married couples connect and sort through critical communication challenges, choose specific age groups for child development counseling, or choose to focus on counseling women through developmental and situational crises.
*Please note: Requirements for clinical counseling licensure vary from state to state.
Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following military-friendly benefits for the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling program:
Graduates of the online Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling will give students the mental health support and counseling skills that will make them useful in private, public, and non-profit human services roles such as: Christian counseling ministry roles, community service agencies, group homes, outreach services, in-home mental health support services, probation agencies, and other types of casework and support roles where counseling skills are needed.