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Transfer Policies School of Behavioral Science

General Transfer Policies

  • Accreditation: Regionally or Nationally Accredited Institution approved by the Department of Education
  • Grade: B- or higher exception listed below for the MA in Pastoral Counseling where the minimum grade is a C- or higher. Grades of P are eligible to transfer as long as the grading system at the transfer institution states that P is equivalent to B- or better.
  • Equivalency: Similar in content and scope of courses offered at Liberty University. Taken from a graduate program in a closely related field
  • Non-Transferable Courses: Thesis, Dissertation, Comprehensive Exam, Practicum, and Internship courses are not able to be fulfilled by transfer credit.  Additional courses are listed below by program
  • Hours: 3 semester hours (4.5 quarter hours) per course
  • Age Limit: 10 years for graduate programs (Exception: Social Work all cognates 7 years)
  • Age Limit: 7 years for doctoral programs (Exception: EdS  Community Care and Counseling all cognates 10 years)
  • Credit Limit: Most programs allow a maximum of 50% of the program hours to be transferred; exceptions are listed below and at the bottom of the first page of the DCP.  Credit from a conferred Liberty University degree on the same academic level is counted towards transfer hours

Degree Specific Transfer Policies

Addiction Counseling

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • CEFS 501 (Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling)
  • CEFS 506 (Integration of Spirituality & Counseling)
  • ADCN 505 (Techniques in Addiction Counseling)
  • ADCN 512 (Group Dynamics)
  • ADCN 667 (Diagnosis & Treatment Planning of Addictive Disorders)

Clinical Mental Health

Admissions Requirements
Clinical Mental Health (Residential)
Clinical Mental Health (Online)

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • COUC 500 (Orientation to Counselor Professional Identity & Function)
  • COUC 501 (Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling)
  • COUC 505 (Counseling Techniques/ Helping Relationship)
  • COUC 506 (Integration of Spirituality & Counseling)
  • COUC 512 (Group Counseling)
  • COUC 667 (Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)

Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage and Family Therapy

Admissions Requirements
Marriage and Family Counseling (Residential)
Marriage and Family Therapy (Online)

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • CEFS/ COUC 500 (Orientation to Counselor Profession)
  • CEFS/ COUC 501 (Ethics & Legal Issues in Counseling)
  • CEFS/ COUC 505 (Counseling Techniques & the Helping Relationship)
  • CEFS/ COUC 506 (Integration of Spirituality & Counseling)
  • CEFS/ COUC 512 (Group Counseling)
  • CEFS/ COUC 602 (Assessment Diagnosis & Treatment Planning)

M.Ed. School Counseling

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • COSC 505 (Counseling Theories and Techniques)
  • COSC 512 (Structured Groups)
  • COSC 661 (School Counseling Program Development & Evaluation)

Human Services (all cognates)

Admissions Requirements

The following course is non-transferable:

  • HSCO 500 (Introduction to Human Services Counseling)
  • HSCO 506 (Integration of Spirituality & Counseling)

Social Work (all cognates)

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • SOWK 545 (Generalist Field Enrollment)
  • SOWK 555 (Generalist Social Work Practice with Groups)
  • SOWK 560 (Generalist Field Experience and Seminar A)
  • SOWK 565 (Generalist Field Experience and Seminar B)
  • SOWK 570 (Generalist Social Work Communication & Ethics)
  • SOWK 641 (Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice)
  • SOWK 643 (Child & Family Social Work Clinical Practice)
  • SOWK 650 (Diversity & Cultural Humility)
  • SOWK 665 (Advanced Generalist Field Enrollment)
  • SOWK 670 (Advanced Generalist Field Experience & Seminar)
  • SOWK 675 (Advanced Generalist Field Experience & Seminar A)
  • SOWK 677 (Advanced Generalist Field Experience & Seminar B)
  • SOWK 688 (Advanced Generalist Comprehensive Exam)

Pastoral Counseling (all cognates)

*C- or higher is acceptable for transfer credit

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • PACO 500 (Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
  • PACO 501 (Found. Doctrines for Pastoral Counselors)
  • PACO 509 (Spiritual Formation in Pastoral Counseling)
  • PACO 617 (Theories & Techniques in Pastoral Counseling)

MA in Applied Psychology (all cognates)

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • PSYC 520 (Psychology & Christianity)

MS in Psychology (all cognates)

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • MSPS 521 (Psychology & Christian Integration)

Ed.D. in Community Care & Counseling (all cognates)

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferable:

  • EDCO 745 (Intermediate Statistics & Research)

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferrable:

  • COUC 715 (Advanced Theory Application)
  • COUC 740 (Advanced Research Design)

Ph.D. in Psychology

Admissions Requirements

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Admissions Requirements

The following courses are non-transferrable:

  • PSYD 700 (Research Design I)
  • PSYD 709 (Advanced Family Systems & Development)
  • PSYD 710 (Advanced Theories of Psychotherapy)
  • PSYD 715 (Psychometrics)
  • PSYD 735 (Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior)
  • PSYD 740 (Evidenced-Based Psychotherapy for Adults)
  • PSYD 745 (Evidenced-Based Psychotherapy for Children)
  • PSYD 750 (Advanced Group Psychotherapy)
  • PSYD 755 (Applied Theology for Clinical Psychologists)
  • PSYD 780 (Clinical Neuropsychology)
  • PSYD 785 (Clinical Health Psychology)
  • PSYD 805 ( Psychological Assessment I: Cognitive & Intellectual Assessment)
  • PSYD 810 (Psychological Assessment II: Personality Assessment: Objective & Projective Methods)
  • PSYD 815 (Psychological Assessment III: Integrative Assessment)
  • PSYD 820 (Psychopharmacology in Clinical Psychology)
  • PSYD 825 (Consultation)
  • PSYD 830 (Supervision)
  • PSYD 831 (Clinical Interventions for Depressive Disorders)
  • PSYD 860 (Advanced Cognitive-Behavior Therapy)
  • PSYD 861 (Advanced Psychodynamic Theory)
  • All Clinical Seminars
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