Liberty University - School of Graduate Studies

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Marriage and Family Counseling (M.A.)

Liberty University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Behavioral Sciences
Field of Study:Marriage and Family Therapy/Counselling
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors


You can help bring healing to hurting couples, children, and parents by earning your Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling. Through this degree, you will learn research-based methods for premarital, adolescent, marriage, family, and substance abuse counseling, preparing you to serve a variety of clients.

As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, our M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling degree will give you the tools you need to follow God’s calling in your life and enter a career field where you can make a difference for eternity. Partner with us, and let us help you make the impact in the lives of hurting families you always knew you could.


Application Notes : Applicants whose native language is other than English must submit official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an approved alternative assessment.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: admission application; a regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.7 GPA for admission; unofficial college transcripts with a completed Transcript Request Form - official final college transcript showing a completed bachelor’s degree is required before first-semester enrollment; a self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree); contact information for 2 recommenders from professional sources (i.e. not family/friends); Agreement to Mission Statement and Diversity Statement; Undergraduate prerequisites: 3 credit hours in statistics (can be taken after admission but must be taken in first two semesters in the program); and a Personal Statement.

Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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