Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.)
Liberty University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling program provides advanced training in the field of professional counseling or pastoral care and counseling, equipping individuals, like you, for work in either private or public practice, as well as providing the necessary qualification to teach at the university level. This degree is comprised of specialized courses platformed on biblical principles that supply the values, knowledge, and skills needed for effective work as a professional counselor, and is well-suited for individuals, with either a master’s degree in the field of counseling or a seminary degree who seek to expand their professional standing in the community. This program utilizes internships to give you experience in the academic teaching field, and offers a flexible practicum to allow you to pursue work in your particular area of interest. You may choose from two specializations, Professional Counseling or Pastoral Care and Counseling.
$494 per credit hour (based on full-time enrollment)
63 total hours
Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred in
Ph.D. students must choose a specialization:
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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