Ph.D. in Counseling Resources

Online ProgramPhD program in Counseling

The School of Health Sciences of Liberty University offers the Ph.D. in Counseling with specialization in Professional Counseling and Pastoral Care and Counseling

  • Online format
  • Intensive-based (one-week residential intensives)
  • Program Information (liberty.edu/online)

Doctoral Degree Program

Requirement Information

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)


Student Documents


Mission & goals

  • Train graduates to be capable of producing sound, relevant empirical research
  • Teach students to interpret scientific literature and research through a Christian worldview
  • Develop students who are excellent clinicians, ready to teach in a university or seminary
  • Prepare graduates to assume key roles in the mental health field

The program, comprised of one-week residential intensives, prepares clinicians for ethical and effective practice in professional and pastoral settings.