Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.)
Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling program, with specializations in Professional Counseling or Pastoral Care and Counseling, focuses on the development of excellence in clinical practice, including expanded clinical competency, with an emphasis on empirically supported treatments and applied clinical research within a biblically informed Christian worldview. Clinical expertise, with readiness to practice and teach in clinical, education, and pastoral settings, and preparation for key roles in the mental health field is emphasized. Courses are provided on-line and include a one week residential intensive component. Students with a Master’s degree in the field of counseling or a related field are invited to apply. Students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Couseling program must choose a cognate.
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$520 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
63 total hours
Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred in
Pastoral Care & Counseling
A 6 credit hour internship is a required part of the Ph.D. in Counseling program.
A 6 credit hour dissertation is a required part of the Ph.D. in Counseling program.
Potential Career Placement
Licensed Professional Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist
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