Online Master’s Degree Program

M.S. Family Counseling

Gain an In-depth Understanding of Systematic Approaches to Family Counseling

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

January 7

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

33 hours

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Degree Overview

Receive an educational foundation that will help you work more effectively with families and family-related issues in counseling and other social science fields. The online master’s in family counseling focuses on systematic approaches to family counseling that emphasize a non-pathology based perspective for understanding family dynamics and developing strategies for bringing about desired change and ameliorating a wide range of relationship, mental health and life adjustment issues.

Courses are taught by faculty who are licensed as psychologists, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Who is this degree for?

The program does not prepare graduates for independent professional license as a marriage and family therapist or as a professional counselor. The program is designed for:

  • Individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of family counseling issues.
  • Individuals seeking clinical practice and who already hold professional licensure.
  • Individuals planning to work outside the United States or in countries that do not regulate or have professional licensure or governmental certification in counseling or marriage and family therapy.
  • Individuals who are exempt from licensure requirements (e.g., clergy), and who wish to gain knowledge and skills to better support and help families.
  • Paraprofessionals who plan to work in a non-therapeutic role under professional supervision.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

January 7

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

33 hours

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Course Details

Total Required: 33 hours

* If a student has UWA graduate course credit for an existing course requirement, alternative courses may be approved by the Department Chairperson.

Admissions

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

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UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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