Doctoral and Postgraduate Programs


Why Choose Liberty University for Your Online Doctoral Program?

Are you ready to put the finishing crown on your education? If you have earned an accredited master’s degree, then one of Liberty University’s online doctoral or postgraduate programs may be right for you. Completing one of our online doctoral programs will make you the highest level educational expert in your field. And because all of our doctoral degrees are a part of accredited programs, your degree will be widely recognized.

Liberty University is one of the premier online colleges offering online doctoral programs to help you grow in your field while advancing your career goals. Our online doctoral program formats vary depending on your degree. Some of our doctoral and post-graduate degrees are 100% online while others have on-campus requirements. Most of the on-campus requirements are completed in the form of intensives, where you complete a portion of your program online and attend a week-long class at our beautiful campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. These intensives are usually offered multiple times a year for your convenience.

Top Rated and Highly Accredited Online Doctoral Degree Programs

Liberty’s online doctoral degree programs have been ranked in the top five out of 2,100 online colleges by All of our online doctoral programs have the highest accreditation available through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

If you are looking for an online doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., or D.Min., our offerings will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to help you succeed in your field. 

Take some time today to explore our online doctoral programs and benefits. When you are ready, you can apply online or over the phone by calling (800) 424-9596 and speaking with an Admissions Counselor. Call us today for more information and for help planning a path to a career you love from one of the premier online colleges.

What are the Benefits of Pursuing an Online Doctoral Programs?

Our online doctoral degrees offer students benefits, including:

  • By earning your doctoral degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field. 

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 

  • Generous transfer credit policies
  • No set login times for online courses
  • Eight-week format for online classes

Our Online Doctoral Programs and Your Career

A doctoral degree is a terminal degree at the highest level of education for a particular area of study. Completing a degree through one of our online doctoral programs may better equip you for a leadership position in many fields like education, counseling, business, and ministry.

More and more employers are looking for candidates with a doctoral degree to place in one of their top positions. You no longer have to choose between continuing your career and getting a doctoral degree thanks to the flexibility offered in our online doctoral programs. If your program isn’t offered completely online due to academic or licensure purposes, we have solutions! Teachers completing their Doctorate in Education may be able to come during summer or winter breaks. Pastors, counselors, businesspeople, and other professionals may be able to take vacation or professional days to attend courses on campus. 

What Will You Learn in Our Online Doctoral Programs?

There are many post-master's and doctoral degree options for students to choose from including business, counseling, education, nursing, and divinity. As one of the most reputable and affordable online colleges, we are here to help you choose the best degree program that will fit your needs and help you achieve your educational goals.

Take a look at our online doctoral programs and apply online or call us at (800) 424-9596. Our Admissions Counselors are waiting to answer your questions and help you begin the process of starting or continuing your doctoral degree!

Research our Doctoral and Postgraduate Programs

Combining research, application, and examination techniques, these programs offer a unique structure for those seeking to obtain their doctoral degrees. Students interested in increasing their professional potential are ensured a solid learning experience through any of the programs listed below.

Online Degree Programs:


Behavioral Sciences

Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (Ed.D.)

  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Traumatology

Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)


Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics


Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership (Ed.D.)

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Church History
  • Global Studies
  • Homiletics
  • Theology

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

  • Biblical Studies
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church Revitalization (available Fall 2018)
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Expository Preaching and Teaching
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Theology and Apologetics
  • Worship

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology & Apologetics (Ph.D.)


Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

  • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle-Grades Education
    • Secondary Education
    • Special Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education Administration

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

  • Curriculum & Instruction
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle Grades Education
    • Secondary Education
    • Special Education
  • Educational Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration


Doctor of Worship Studies


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Psychiatric Mental Health


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