Master of Science in Family Counseling
University of West Alabama

Program Details

The Master of Science in Family Counseling is an online counseling degree program from the University of West Alabama.  This degree is designed to help students work more effectively with families and family-related issues in counseling and other social science fields.  Courses focus on systematic approaches to family counseling and emphasize a non-pathology based perspective for understanding family dynamics and developing strategies to bring about the desired change.  You will learn to develop strategies for handling a wide range of relationship, mental health, and life adjustment issues. 

While this online counseling degree does not prepare students for independent professional license as a marriage and family therapist or as a professional counselor, the program is designed for:

  • Individuals expanding their knowledge of family counseling issues
  • Individuals with professional licensure who are seeking clinical practice
  • Individuals planning to work in countries that do not have professional licensure
  • Individuals who are exempt from licensure requirements but wish to gain knowledge and skills to support and help families
  • Paraprofessionals who plan to work in non-therapeutic roles under professional supervision

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of West Alabama is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Portfolio, Official College Transcript(s), Essay/Writing Sample

Restricted States