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Liberty University’s 100% online EdD in Community Care and Counseling helps equip students with the tools and knowledge needed to provide professional counseling services in a ministry setting. The Pastoral Care and Counseling area of study provide students interested in a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling or a Doctor of Ministry in Counseling practical ministry training in counseling. Through this program, students will be trained to evaluate diverse individuals, groups, and family populations. This online doctoral degree through Liberty’s School of Behavioral Sciences is ideal for pastors, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed clinical social workers who want to expand their knowledge base to enhance their careers.
The Pastoral Care and Counseling area of study further provide biblical counseling practice skills needed for counseling ministry, allowing you to expand your human services experience and effectively address current issues and crises facing your community.
Liberty University is dedicated to providing students in the online pastoral care and counseling degree program with the ethical, evidence-based, and biblically grounded skills and knowledge needed to minister to today’s increasingly complex and diverse society. Delivered through Liberty University’s online learning environment, students in this online doctoral program will receive a quality education with optional on-campus intensives, which provide hands-on instruction and practice.
If you want to pursue a ministry-focused online doctoral degree in counseling with one of the best behavioral science schools, Liberty University’s online EdD in Community Care and Counseling will give you a path to completing a doctoral degree with practical, real-world applications. Liberty’s online pastoral counseling degree will immerse you in biblical counseling.
The core of the online EdD in Community Care and Counseling provides robust research foundation with statistical and research design content, as well as careful preparation for the integrated dissertation project. Students in the online pastoral care and counseling degree will receive groundwork in advanced counseling topics such as Applied Counseling Theories, Advanced Tests and Measurements, and Teaching and Learning techniques. This diverse set of skills allows students to apply advanced counseling theories and techniques to real-world human services problems.
Students who pursue the Pastoral Care and Counseling area of study will study advanced biblical counseling techniques in Individual and Family Issues, Pre-Marital and Marital issues, and explore timely Crises and Current issues. These courses will provide a diverse set of practical skills to apply in counseling ministry, allowing students in Liberty’s pastoral counseling degree to address many different modern-day problems.
You may also be interested in the Marriage and Family or Traumatology area of study.
Please note: The EdD is not designed to meet any particular state’s licensing standards, so additional classes may need to be taken outside the program. If you are interested in a state counseling license, please see the Masters in Professional Counseling, Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, or Masters in Addiction Counseling programs.
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Graduates of the online EdD in Community Care and Counseling will have a terminal doctorate credential that may provide opportunities to publish academic research and pursue college-level teaching, as well as pursue an advanced counselor role. The practical skills and knowledge in Liberty University’s online Pastoral Care and Counseling area of study will equip students to address many areas of counseling ministry and provide flexibility for many roles in counseling and human services, such as in a Christian Counseling center, non-profit counseling center, or other ministry-focused counseling organizations. Please note that many clinical counseling roles will require individual state licensure.