Community Care & Counseling (Ed.S.) - Marriage & Family Counseling

Community Care & Counseling (Ed.S.) - Marriage & Family Counseling

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
EDCO 705Issues and Trends in Community Counseling3
EDCO 711Advanced Group Counseling3
EDCO 715Applied Counseling Theories3
EDCO 725Teaching and Learning3
EDCO 741Introduction to Research Methods3
Total Hours15
Marriage & Family Counseling Cognate
EDCO 806Premarital and Remarriage Counseling3
EDCO 811Marriage Counseling3
EDCO 815Family Development3
EDCO 817Trauma and Current Issues in Marital Counseling3
EDCO 820Assessment in Marital & Family Counseling3
Total Hours15

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree 
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDCO 705 Issues and Trends in Community Counseling 3
EDCO 715 Applied Counseling Theories 3
EDCO 711 Advanced Group Counseling 1 3
EDCO 741 Introduction to Research Methods 3
Second Semester
EDCO 725 Teaching and Learning 3
EDCO 806 Premarital and Remarriage Counseling 3
EDCO 811 Marriage Counseling 3
EDCO 815 Family Development 3
Second Year
First Semester
EDCO 817 Trauma and Current Issues in Marital Counseling 3
EDCO 820 Assessment in Marital & Family Counseling 3
 Total Hours30

Intensive Format optional

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