Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

Programs of Study

Liberty University offers graduate degree programs of study in two formats: 

  • Residential. With the residential delivery format, courses in a program are delivered on campus [face-to-face] and generally last the standard semester.
  • Online.  With the online [distance education] delivery format, courses in a program are delivered to students through a virtual classroom experience that is flexible, personal and challenging. Through the online format a student can complete a program entirely online, with some exceptions in which a student is required to complete a minimum number of courses face-to-face on campus.

Regardless of format, the majority of the course work for any program of study must be earned at Liberty University.  The requirements for graduation for all programs are listed in this Catalog and on degree completion plans, which are available online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=2981.

A course planning schedule is provided in order for students to plan their classes for upcoming semesters. The planning schedule presents every class offered and the terms where it is scheduled to be taught.  This schedule is sorted alphabetically by class. You can find the course planning schedule by visiting the following site: http://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=23103.

Graduate degree programs with concentrations or cognates are listed below.

Liberty University en Español

Liberty University en Español offers Spanish-language versions of Liberty University Online programs.  The curriculum is the same as existing Liberty University Online programs, and the course requirements do not vary. The only difference in these programs is that Spanish-language versions of some of the course materials are available, and students are permitted to turn in written materials in their native language.  Further information is available at http://www.liberty.edu/online/lue-inicio/.

Completing a course or program in a language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.



Degrees Offered

 

 

DOCTORAL DEGREES


College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) (R)


School of Behavioral Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling (Ph.D.)1 (O)
Advanced Clinical Skills
Counselor Education and Supervision


Alton W. & Lois H. Overton Graduate School of Business

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) (O)
Accounting
Human Resources
International Business
Leadership
Marketing
Project Management


School of Education

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)1 (O)
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Law2
Educational Leadership


School of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.) (R)


School of Music

Doctor of Worship Studies (D.W.S.) (O)


School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) (O)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P./F.N.P.)1 (R)
Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (R)


Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)1 (O)
Discipleship
Evangelism
Church Planting
Expository Preaching
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Leadership
Worship
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Theology and Apologetics1 (O)

 

POST-MASTERS DEGREES


School of Education

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) (O)
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Law2
Educational Leadership
 

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Theology (Th.M.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Global Studies
Homiletics
Theology

 

MASTERS DEGREES AND GRADUATE CERTIFICATES


College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in English (M.A.) (R)

Master of Arts in History (M.A.) (R)

Master of Arts in Philosophical Studies (M.A.P.S.) (R)
Christian Thought
Philosophy


School of Behavioral Sciences

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.) (R)

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (M.A.) (48 hr)1 (O)
Non-Licensure

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (M.A.) (60 hr)1 (O)
Licensure

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)1 (O, R)

Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling (M.A.)1 (O, R)
Addictions and Recovery
Business
Children, Families, and the Law2
Christian Ministries
Criminal Justice
Crisis Response and Trauma
Executive Leadership
Health and Wellness
Life Coaching
Marriage and Family
Military Resilience

Graduate Certificates
Military Resilience (O)


Alton W. & Lois H. Overton Graduate School of Business

Master of Arts in Executive Leadership (M.A.) (O)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (36 hr) (O, R)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (45 hr) (O, R)
Accounting
Criminal Justice Administration
Healthcare Management
Human Resources
International Business
Leadership
Marketing
Project Management
Public Administration
Public Relations

Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.) (O)

Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.) (O)
Information Assurance
Technology Management

Master of Science in Marketing (M.S.) (O)
Digital Marketing & Advertising
Project Management
Public Relations
Sports Marketing and Media

Graduate Certificates
General Business (O)
Management and Leadership (O)
Marketing (O)


School of Communication & Creative Arts

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication Studies (M.A.) (O,R)
Professional
Teaching, Academic, and Professional

Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts (M.F.A.) (R Available Spring 2015)

Graduate Certificates
Applied Communication Studies (O)
Communications and Business Administration (O)
Communications and Human Services (O)
Organizational Communication (O)


School of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)1 (O)
Elementary Education
Middle Grades
Secondary Education
Special Education

Master of Education (M.Ed.)1 (O)
Administration/Supervision
Math Specialist Endorsement
Reading Specialist Endorsement

Master of Education (M.Ed.)1 (O)
School Counselor

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Teaching and Learning 1 (O)
Early Childhood Education
Educational Law2
Educational Technology and Online Instruction
Elementary Education
English
General Education
Gifted Education
History
Leadership
Middle Grades
Special Education
Student Services

Master of Science in Sport Management (M.S.) (O, R)
General Studies Non-Thesis
Outdoor Adventure Sport Thesis/Non-Thesis
Sport Administration Thesis/Non-Thesis
Tourism Thesis/Non-Thesis

Graduate Certificates
Autism Education (O)
Educational Technology and Online Instruction (O)
Gifted Education (O)
Middle Grades (O)
Outdoor and Adventure Sport (O)
Preschool (O)
School Leadership (O)
Sport Management (O)


School of Engineering & Computational Sciences - Online Program

Master of Science in Cyber Security (M.S.)


Helms School of Government/School of Law*

Master of Arts in Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) *(O)
Campaigns and Elections
International Affairs
Middle East Affairs
Public Administration

Master of Science in Criminal Justice (M.S.) (O)
Command College (O)
Public Administration (O)

Graduate Certificates
Criminal Justice (O)
Public Administration (O)
Public Policy (O)


School of Health Sciences

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) (O, R)
Global Health
Health Promotion
Nutrition

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.S.) (R) (O Available Spring 2015)

Graduate Certificates
Healthcare Management (O)


School of Music

Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology (M.A.)1 (O)

Master of Arts in Music Education (M.A.) (O, R)

Master of Arts in Music and Worship (M.A.)  (O,R)

Master of Arts in Worship Studies (M.A.) (O, R)
Church Planting
Ethnomusicology
Leadership

Graduate Certificates
Music in World Cultures (Ethnomusicology) (O)
Worship Studies (O)


School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) (O)
Nurse Educator
Nursing Administration


Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity Academic/Pre-Ph.D. (M.Div.) (Thesis) (R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministry
Theology
Worship

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (Non-Thesis)(O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Law Studies
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministry
Theology
Worship

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (93 hr)(O, R)
Chaplaincy

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (72 hr)(O, R)
Chaplaincy

Accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (Thesis) (R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Global Studies
Homiletics
Theology

Accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.) (Non-Thesis) (R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministries
Theology
Worship

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.)3 (O, R)
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministries
Theology
Worship

Master of Arts in Global Studies (M.A.) (O, R)
Thesis Track
Practicum Track

Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (M.A.)3 (O, R)

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Theology

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies
Church History
Discipleship and Church Ministry
Evangelism and Church Planting
Global Studies
Homiletics
Law Studies
Leadership
Marketplace Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Ministry
Theology
Worship

Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) (O)

Graduate Certificates
Biblical Studies (O)
Christian Ministry (O)
Executive Leadership (O)
Global Studies (O)
Pastoral Counseling (O)
Theological Studies (O)

 
 
1These programs may require a student to complete a minimum number of courses face-to-face on campus
2 Concentrations or Cognates in Law Studies are open to currently enrolled Liberty University School of Law J.D. students or Liberty University School of Law alumni. Please see the School of Law section of this Catalog.
3 The Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling are also available online through Liberty University en Español.

 


Course Numbering and Identification

Each course is identified by a four-letter prefix and a three-digit number. The letters represent the disciplinary area.

Course Numbering

500 Basic Master's Level
600 Advanced Master's Level
700 Special Master's Level and Doctoral Level
800 Doctoral Level
900 Advanced Doctoral Level


School of Law Course Numbering          

A three-letter prefix and a three-digit number identify courses offered by the School of Law. Course numbers reflect program requirements and elective areas of interest; courses at the 900-level are designated for advanced skills in the study of law.

500-595 Required Doctoral and Jurisprudential Courses
601-621 Family and Juvenile Law Courses
630-665 Business Courses
705-747 Constitutional and International Law Courses
755-765 Public Policy Courses
771-904 Administrate Law and Advanced Skills Courses


Course Prefixes

ACCT

Accounting

HIWD

World History

APOL

Apologetics

HLTH

Health

BCHM

Biochemistry

HOMI

Homiletics

BIOL

Biology

HSCO

Human Services Counseling

BIOM

Biomedical

HSER

Human Services

BMAL

Business Management and Leadership

LAW

Law

BMIS

Business Management Information Systems

LEAD

Christian Leadership

BUSI

Business

LIFC

Life Coaching

CHHI

Church History

MATH

Mathematics

CHPL

Chaplaincy Ministry

MILT

Military

CJUS

Criminal Justice

MLAN

Modern Languages

CLST

College Learning Strategies

MRKT

Marketing

CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MUSC

Music

CMIN

Children’s Ministry

NBST

New Testament Biblical Studies

COMS

Communication Studies

NGRK

New Testament Greek

COUC

Counseling (Ph.D. students only)

NURS

Nursing

COUN

Counseling

OBST

Old Testament Biblical Studies

CRIS

Crisis Counseling

OTCL

Old Testament Cognate Languages

CSCI

Computer Science

PACO

Pastoral Counseling

DISS

Dissertation

PADM

Public Administration

DMIN

Doctor of Ministry

PHIL

Philosophy

DSMN

Discipleship Ministries

PPOG

Public Policy – Government

EDCE

School Counseling

PPOL

Public Policy – Law

EDUC

Education

RTCH

Research Methods and Teaching

ENGL

English

SEMI

Seminary

ETHM

Ethnomusicology

SMGT

Sport Management

EVAN

Evangelism

SUBS

Addictions and Recovery

EVCP

Evangelism and Church Planting

THEK

Theological English for Korean Students

GLST

Global Studies

THEO

Theology

GOVT

Government

THES

Thesis

GRST

Graduate Studies

TOUR

Tourism

HIEU

European History

WMIN

Women's Ministry

HIST

General History

WMUS

Worship Music

HIUS

United States History

WRSP

Worship Studies

   

YOUT

Youth Ministries

 



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