• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Community Care and Counseling - Marriage and Family program at Liberty University equips you with the tools and knowledge you need to provide professional counseling services in a ministry setting.
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Overview

The Community Care and Counseling - Marriage and Family program at Liberty University will prepare you to address the many challenges couples, children, and families face. 

The marriage and family counseling area of study provides advanced practical training by examining best practices for various types of assessment used in marital and family counseling as well as real-world expertise from experts in the field. Our Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling – Marriage and Family Counseling degree is ideal for pastors, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers who want to expand their knowledge base and enhance their careers.

Potential Careers 

  • Church counselor
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Outpatient care therapist
  • Social worker

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    57 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Premarital and Remarriage Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission application
  • Application fee
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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