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Liberty University Reviews of Master's in Counseling

16 Reviews

Locations:   Lynchburg (VA) 

Annual Tuition: $11,700

40% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
38% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Counseling

Student Reviews - Master's in Counseling

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Reviewed: 9/22/2023

Degree: Counseling

I am deeply troubled by the pure lack of communication that I have experienced with this entire process trying to get into my Master's program. Literally NO ONE has contacted me at all outside of an occasional email once I keep calling in repeatedly. I have been trying to get through just the admissions process alone for WEEKS. I have finally been accepted. I call in today to find out about getting my degree audit done for my transfer of credits only to find out there is yet another step that NO... Read More


Reviewed: 5/23/2022

Degree: Counseling

You will be expected to intigrate biblical/spiritual beliefs into every assignment regardless of your beliefs. This creates extra and uneccesary time and effort from the student on non academic work that does not pertain to subject matter of the course. Leaving after 3 courses.

Rachael Ambrose

Reviewed: 3/28/2022

Degree: Counseling

I absolutely love everything about the school and highly recommend it to anyone whether they come from a faith based background or not. In 2016 I completed my BS online there in interdisciplinary studies focusing on psychology and early childhood education and I returned last year to complete my masters in Human Services Counseling- Executive Leadership. The faculty and professors have all been extremely helpful and supportive. I’ve even spoken to a couple of professors over the phone that helped... Read More


Reviewed: 12/21/2021

Degree: Counseling

I had a great experience at Liberty. I did the masters in counseling program while I was working full-time and finished in just over two years. It was intense, but the 8 week class structure made it doable. I had some really stellar professors who went above and beyond. I also had some mediocre professors. Fortunately, my practicum and internship professors were wonderful. I learned a ton from them. You do need to know what you're signing up for with an online program. Most of your learning will... Read More

L. Gulley

Reviewed: 11/14/2017

Degree: Counseling

This school seemed like a good idea because I needed to work full-time while in school. I was lead to believe that my religious views would not be an issue with the classes. Over the past three years I have had to write most of my class papers from a Christian and biblical viewpoint and the grade reflected this. Currently I'm taking a sexuality class and have to write a theology of sexuality paper and a sexual autobiography. This is over the top! The school also said they were working on CACREP accreditation... Read More

Teaching Youself

Reviewed: 8/19/2017

Degree: Counseling

Not structured. No flexibility when it comes to due dates so almost like not even going to school online as far as flexibility. Teachers are not always helpful. Things are not clearly explained prior to starting. Communication is so broken and when your at a loss sometimes you by a brick wall because no one seems to know anything.

Tiara Lewis

Reviewed: 7/24/2017

Degree: Counseling

PLEASE DISREGARD GRADUATION YEAR! UN-ENROLLED FROM PROGRAM. I previously wrote a review on Liberty University concerning the M.A. Human Services Counseling degree and gave the program/school a 5/5 stars for efficiency and financial help. However, post graduation I quickly realized that my degree would yield no salary increase and meant nothing to employers. This prompted me to re-enroll in the M.A. Professional Counseling program in the online format. I finished the Spring 2017 semester and completed... Read More

Daniel Donatelli

Reviewed: 3/12/2017

Degree: Counseling

Singed up for online program. Very disappointed. I received very little help from online instructors. I found myself to be on my own with response from instructors slow and ineffective. I withdrew and got stuck for the tuition. Prior to enrolling I was being contacted by sales people from the school all the time. Once I signed up I couldn't get a response from anyone. You read the material, take a quiz, write a paper and have students comment on your work. wow.


Reviewed: 3/22/2016

Degree: Counseling

Run away from this so called Christian school. This university wants your money. I requested a specific professor and was put into the class. The next day Liberty kept calling my telephone saying that I needed to complete the course requirement checklist. Therefore, I logged in and completed it. Then, I noticed another professor name on my assignments. I called the school and the advisors said that there is nothing that they can do for me because I have already completed the checklist. Liberty's... Read More


Reviewed: 1/23/2016

Degree: Counseling

Liberty University introduces a professional graduate degree program that requires you to work diligently, interact with other students and your professors in this online format. Where else could you earn a professional degree online for this price and get a PhD's who offer insight and encouragement? I looked at Wake Forest and their online program was $75,000! Sure you may have a professor who is balancing their private practice and is teaching 4 courses but as a graduate student you are expected... Read More


Reviewed: 10/29/2015

Degree: Counseling

Had a major medical issue, asked for time to pay my bill back. Next thing I know, I'm turned over to a collection agency. VERY Christian of them! There is absolutely no help if needed, financial aid is a joke. Take my advice and go to a real university, brick and mortar and get a real degree.


Reviewed: 4/19/2015

Degree: Counseling

I took classes for the universities, Human Services Counseling program in substance abuse. I liked my fellow students, but the school had some issues. First, my classes were online and only reading and writing, with minimal video. I had some issues with my classes: first and worst, they made us do bulletin board posts and use those as discussion (done in APA style writing) and these had to be done on Wed at 11:59 p.m. for that weeks reading. This meant, I had to read all the material for the week... Read More


Reviewed: 3/20/2015

Degree: Counseling

I love Liberty and actually found it more rigorous than University of Texas at Austin. The only thing that concerned me was my degree was not CACREP accredited. Other programs at Liberty are though. This pushed my NCE credentials a little post graduation. I would push that your degree get CACREP if applicable. It's not a deal breaker but it's better to be CACREP.


Reviewed: 10/26/2014

Degree: Counseling

As an agnostic at an evangelical Christian university, I initially thought I would never be able to complete my degree. That said, I am very upfront about my secular views, and have received nothing but support in response to my transparency. The professors are amazing!! I've completed 7 classes so far, and all of the professors have been very responsive, warm, supportive, helpful, and understanding, especially when I was struggling with work / school balance. I attended an on campus counseling intensive... Read More


Reviewed: 7/24/2013

Degree: Counseling

Tell us about your college experience.

I have read previous reviews about how the school has gotten too big, which it has grown a lot. one thing that I can say about Liberty is that they listen to there students complaints and work hard to solve the problem. An example are the intensive classes during the summer. I complained once that all the classes filled up too quickly and by the next summer they had more then enough spaces. I feel that Liberty gave me the opportunity of stay at home with my children... Read More

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I am looking into their education specialist degree because I enjoy working in the schools and the hours that working in education would provide. I also have heard wonderful things about the education department!

What advice can you offer other students?

I think one of the reasons that some have stated bad comments is because online learning/distance learning is not for everyone. In order for Liberty University to have their accreditations for licensure they have to follow strict guidelines which means it is not an EASY school and requires discipline to do the work. The faculty and courses that I have taken have been great! Every once and a while you may get a professor that doesn't click with your style, but that only happened once during my degree and in the end it worked out! Go for it!!!


Reviewed: 7/2/2013

Degree: Counseling

As is true with all institutions of higher learning, Liberty University is first and foremost a business. The school is looking to make money. This being said, be prepared for the onslaught of financial aid emails and phone calls that will be sent your way. The school rushes you toward payment, without explaining charges or fees that are involved. If you need to switch classes or drop a class, the financial aid and registrar's office will be sweet as pie helping you. However, when you end up with... Read More


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