Liberty University offers an online Master of Arts in Human Services degree with a concentration in Marriage & Family. The online format allows busy professional students to earn a valuable degree while still fulfilling obligations to careers, families and communities.
The Master of Arts in Human Services degree with a Marriage & Family emphasis is designed to help students master the understanding of human behavior within the institution of marriage and the influences on family life. Students of the program will build on already laid foundations of counseling techniques by developing the relevant faith and communication skills needed for achieving goals within conflict resolution and pre-marital counseling.
The 30-credit-hour program uses the core courses from the Counseling and Family Studies curriculum, teaching topics of psychology, communications and group dynamics while adding the critical counseling methods in areas of faith, conflict prevention and positivity, interpersonal communication and multi-cultural issues, while evaluating trends in the counseling fields. Students should be advised that completion of the Masters in Arts in Human Services does not guarantee professional counseling licensure, state and local regulations vary, and it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of individual requirements.
Upon successful completion of the M.A. with a concentration in Marriage and Family program, graduates may seek to maintain or excel in current positions in pastoral, public or private organizations or use the education to enter new career opportunities as social workers, outreach coordinator or to structure adolescents. The Human Services coursework is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of the important role faith plays in issues commonly found in a professional work environment.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Liberty University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s)