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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Liberty University offers an online clinical mental health counseling degree intended to provide students with the specialized training needed to gain licensure and become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The curriculum focuses on enhancing students’ understanding of human psychology to become an ethical and well-trained mental health counselor.

This program is online and requires two, 3-credit hour intensives. For convenience, these intensives are offered each semester- including the summer. Liberty University also has optional housing options available for traveling students.

Program Information

School Name: Liberty University

Program Name: Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Program Length: 2.5 years (average)

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online with required, on-campus intensives

Social Media: Liberty University Facebook and Liberty University Twitter

Phone Number: (800) 424-9595

Program Requirements:

  • 60 credit hours
  • 3-credit hour intensives that require on-campus attendance
  • 6-credit hour internship over two semesters

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Personal statement consisting of 1,000-2,000 words describing your past and current helping experiences, future goals in the field of clinical mental health counseling, your personal qualities that will enable you to be an effective counselor, and how your interests and goals match the mission of Liberty University and the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program
  • 3 credit hours in Statistics (can be Math 201)
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.7 or above GPA
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

  • Start dates happen throughout the year for fall, spring, and summer courses. Semesters are further broken down into sub-terms, A-term, B-term, C-term, and D-term. Deadlines for admissions are approximately one month before the class start date.

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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Master of Education in School Counseling

Liberty University offers an M.Ed. in school counseling designed to prepare students for becoming a school counselor in private or public schools. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). It was recently listed on BestColleges.com as one of the best online master’s in school for 2019. The curriculum focuses on counseling and psychology knowledge and training, ethics and techniques, family counseling, and career guidance.

This program is online and requires an on-campus intensive course. For convenience, these intensives are offered each semester- including the summer. Liberty University also has optional housing options available for traveling students.

Program Information

School Name: Liberty University

Program Name: Master of Education in School Counseling

Program Length: As little as 2 years

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online with required, on-campus intensives

Social Media: Liberty University Facebook and Liberty University Twitter

Phone Number: (800) 424-9595

Program Requirements:

  • 48 credit hours
  • 2-semester internship, as well as a practicum
  • Required intensive

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application with $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadlines

  • Start dates happen throughout the year for fall, spring, and summer courses. Semesters are further broken down into sub-terms, A-term, B-term, C-term, and D-term. Deadlines for admissions are approximately one month before the class start date.

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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