Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling - Pastoral Care & Counseling

Pastoral Care and Counseling (Ed.D.)

Admission Requirements Program Format Degree Requirements Potential Careers


Doctor of Education in Community Care & Counseling – Pastoral Care and Counseling
School of Behavioral Sciences 


Liberty University’s Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling - Pastoral Care and Counseling, 100% online program, will equip you to provide professional counseling services in a ministry setting. Through this program, you will learn to evaluate diverse individual, group, and family populations. This program is ideal for professionals such as 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.

You will gain a greater understanding of:

  • Ethics and issues in pastoral counseling.
  • Growth and development of the pastoral counselor.
  • Crisis and current issues in pastoral counseling.

Program Format

  • 100% Online*
  • 60 total hours
  • A maximum of 15 credit hours may be transferred.
     

*Optional Intensives are available


Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options

  • Church counselor
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Outpatient care therapist
  • Social worker

 

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, it will be better to look at LU’s master’s degrees in Professional Counseling (online) or our Clinical Mental Health Counseling (residential), since they are expressly designed to meet the licensing requirements of a majority of states.