Human Services Counseling (M.A.) - Marriage & Family

Human Services Counseling (M.A.) - Marriage & Family

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. 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
HSCO 500Introduction to Human Services Counseling 13
HSCO 502Human Growth and Development3
HSCO 506Integration of Spirituality and Counseling3
HSCO 508Studies in Interpersonal Communication3
HSCO 509Multicultural Issues in Human Services3
HSCO 511Group Dynamics3
Total Hours18

HSCO 500 is a required first entry course for all students in this degree

Marriage & Family Cognate
HSMF 601Marriage and Family Counseling3
Choose nine credit hours of the following:9
Premarital and Marital Counseling
Counseling Children and Their Families
Counseling Adolescents and Their Families
Counseling Women
Total Hours12

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
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • 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
HSCO 500 Introduction to Human Services Counseling 1 3
HSCO 502 Human Growth and Development 3
HSCO 508 Studies in Interpersonal Communication 3
HSMF 601 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
Second Semester
HSCO 506 Integration of Spirituality and Counseling 3
HSCO 509 Multicultural Issues in Human Services 3
HSCO 511 Group Dynamics 3
HSMF Elective 2 (HSMF 611) 3 3
Second Year
First Semester
HSMF Elective 2 3
HSMF Elective 2 3
 Total Hours30

HSCO 500 is a required first entry course for all students in this degree


Choose one of the following courses: HSMF 603, 611, 620 or 687


Suggested Elective

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