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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Programs of Study

Liberty University offers graduate degree programs of study in two formats: 

  • Residential. With the residential delivery format, courses in a program are delivered on campus [face-to-face] and generally last the standard semester.
  • Online.  With the online [distance education] delivery format, courses in a program are delivered to students through a virtual classroom experience that is flexible, personal and challenging. Through the online format a student can complete a program entirely online, with some exceptions in which a student is required to complete a minimum number of courses face-to-face on campus.

Regardless of format, the majority of the course work for any program of study must be earned at Liberty University.  The requirements for graduation for all programs are listed in this Catalog and on degree completion plans, which are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=2981.

Graduate degree programs with concentrations or cognates are listed below.



Degrees Offered

 

DOCTORAL DEGREES


Alton W. & Lois B. Overton Graduate School of Business

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) (O)
Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Leadership
Marketing
Project Management


School of Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)1 (O)
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Law2
Educational Leadership


School of Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)1 (O)
Professional Counseling
Pastoral Care and Counseling


School of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.) (R)


Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)1 (O)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)1 (O)
Theology and Apologetics (O)
 

 

POST-MASTERS DEGREES


School of Education

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) (O)
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Law2
Educational Leadership
 

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Theology (Th.M.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Global Studies
Homiletics
Theology

 

MASTERS DEGREES AND GRADUATE CERTIFICATES


College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in English (M.A.) (R)

Master of Arts in History (M.A.) (R)

Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies (M.A.) (R)
Christian Thought
Philosophy


Alton W. & Lois B. Overton Graduate School of Business

Master of Arts in Management and Leadership (M.A.M.L.) (O)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (36 hr) (O, R)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (45 hr) (O, R)
Accounting
Criminal Justice Administration
Healthcare Management
Human Resources
International Business
Leadership
Marketing
Project Management
Public Administration
Public Relations

Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.) (O)

Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.) (O)
Information Assurance
Technology Management

Graduate Certificates
General Business (O)
Management and Leadership (O)
Marketing (O)


School of Communication & Creative Arts

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication Studies (M.A.) (R)
Professional Cognate
Teaching and Academic Cognate

Graduate Certificates
Applied Communication Studies (O)
Communications and Business Administration (O)
Communications and Human Services (O)
Organizational Communication Studies (O)


School of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)1 (O)
Elementary Education
Middle Grades
Secondary Education
Special Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)1 (O)
Administration/Supervision
Math Specialist Endorsement
Reading Specialist Endorsement
School Counselor

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teaching and Learning 1 (O)
Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Education
Teaching and Learning: Educational Law2
Teaching and Learning: Educational Technology and Online Instruction
Teaching and Learning: Elementary Education
Teaching and Learning: English
Teaching and Learning: General Education
Teaching and Learning: Gifted Education
Teaching and Learning: History
Teaching and Learning: Leadership
Teaching and Learning: Middle Grades
Teaching and Learning: Special Education

Master of Science in Sport Management (M.S.) (O, R)
General Studies Non-Thesis
Outdoor Adventure Sport Thesis/Non-Thesis
Sport Administration Thesis/Non-Thesis
Tourism Thesis/Non-Thesis

Graduate Certificates
Autism Education (O)
Educational Technology and Online Instruction (O)
Gifted Education (O)
Middle Grades (O)
Outdoor and Adventure Sport (O)
Preschool (O)
School Leadership (O)
Sport Management (O)


Helms School of Government/School of Law*

Master of Arts in Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) *(O)
Campaigns and Elections
International Affairs
Middle East Affairs
Public Administration

Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.) (O)
Public Administration (O)

Graduate Certificates
Criminal Justice (O)
Public Administration (O)
Public Policy (O)


School of Health Sciences

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling (M.A.)1 (O, R)
Addictions and Recovery
Business
Children, Families, and the Law2
Christian Ministries
Criminal Justice
Crisis Response and Trauma
Executive Leadership
Health and Wellness
Life Coaching
Marriage and Family
Military Resilience

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)1 (O, R)

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (M.A.) (48 hr or 60 hr)1 (O, R)

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) (O, R)
Global Health
Health Promotion
Nutrition

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (R)

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) (O)
Nurse Educator
Nursing Administration

Graduate Certificates
Healthcare Management (O)
Military Resilience (O)


School of Music

Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology (M.A.)1 (O)

Master of Arts in Music Education (M.A.) (O, R)

Master of Arts in Music and Worship (M.A.) (O, R)
Church Planting
Ethnomusicology
Leadership

Graduate Certificates
Music in World Cultures (Ethnomusicology) (O)
Worship Studies (O)


Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)(O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministry
Theology
Worship
Chaplaincy (72 hr or 93 hr)

Master of Divinity Academic/Pre-Ph.D. (M.Div.) (R)

Accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (Thesis) (R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Global Studies
Homiletics
Theology

Accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (Non-Thesis) (R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministries
Theology
Worship

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.)3 (O, R)
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministries
Worship

Master of Arts in Global Studies (M.A.) (O, R)
Thesis Track
Practicum Track

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (M.A.)3 (O, R)

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Theology

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministry
Theology
Worship

Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) (O)

Graduate Certificates
Biblical Studies (O)
Christian Ministry (O)
Executive Leadership (O)
Global Studies (O)
Pastoral Counseling (O)
Theological Studies (O)

 
 
1These programs may require a student to complete a minimum number of courses face-to-face on campus
2 Concentrations or Cognates in Law Studies are open to currently enrolled Liberty University School of Law J.D. students or Liberty University School of Law alumni. Please see the School of Law section of this Catalog.
3 The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling are also available online through Liberty University en Español.

 


Course Numbering and Identification

Each course is identified by a four-letter prefix and a three-digit number. The letters represent the disciplinary area.

Course Numbering

500 Basic Master's Level
600 Advanced Master's Level
700 Special Master's Level and Doctoral Level
800 Doctoral Level
900 Advanced Doctoral Level


Course Prefixes

ACCT Accounting HLTH Health
APOL Apologetics HOMI Homiletics
BCHM Biochemistry HSCO Human Services Counseling
BIOL Biology HSER Human Services
BIOM Biomedical LAW Law
BMAL
Business Management and Leadership
LEAD Leadership
BUSI Business MATH Mathematics
CHHI
Church History
MILT Military
CHPL Chaplaincy Ministry MLAN English and Modern Languages
CJUS Criminal Justice NBST New Testament Biblical Studies
CLED Christian Leadership NGRK New Testament Greek
CMIN Children's Ministry NURS Nursing
COMS Communication Studies PADM Public Administration
COUC Counseling (Ph.D. students only) PPOG Public Policy - Government
COUN Counseling PPOL Public Policy - Law
DISS Dissertation OBST Old Testament Biblical Studies
DMIN Doctor of Ministry OTCL Old Testament Cognate Languages
DSMN Discipleship Ministries PACO Pastoral Counseling
EDCE School Counseling PHIL Philosophy
EDUC Education PLED Pastoral Leadership
ENGL English RTCH Research Methods and Teaching
ETHM Ethnomusicology SEMI Seminary
EVAN Evangelism SMGT Sports Management
GLST Global Studies THEK Theological English for Korean Students
GOVT Government THEO Theology
GRST Graduate Studies TOUR Tourism
HIEU European History WMUS Worship Music
HIST General History WRSP Worship Studies
HIUS United States History YOUT Youth Ministries 
HIWD World History    

 



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