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Graduate Catalog 2012-2013

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.

Graduate degree programs with concentrations or cognates are listed below.


Degrees Offered

DOCTORAL DEGREES

School of Education

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

School of Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)1 (O)
Professional Counseling (O)
Pastoral Care and Counseling (O)

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)1 (O)
Theology and Apologetics (O)

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)1 (O)
Evangelism and Church Growth (O)
Expository and Evangelistic Preaching (O)
Pastoral Counseling (O)
Pastoral Leadership and Management (O)
Worship Studies (O)

POST-MASTERS DEGREES

School of Education

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

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Theology (Th.M.) (O, R)
Biblical Studies (O, R)
Church History/Theology (O, R)
Practical Theology (O, R)

FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEGREES

School of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.) (R)

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)(O, R)
Academic/Pre-Ph.D. (R)
Law Studies2 (R)
Theological Studies (R)
Chaplaincy (72 hr or 93 hr) (O, R)
Missional Studies (O, R)
Pastoral Ministries (O, R)
Professional Ministries (O, R)

MASTERS DEGREES

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.) (R)
Christian Thought (R)
Philosophy (R)

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

Master of Arts in Management and 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 (O, R)
Criminal Justice Administration (O, R)
Healthcare Management (O, R)
Human Resources (O, R)
International Business (O, R)
Leadership (O, R)
Marketing (O, R)
Project Management (O, R)
Public Administration (O, R)
Public Relations (O, R)

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

School of Communication

Master of Arts in Communication Studies (M.A.) (R)
Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (R)
Media and Communication Studies (R)

School of Education

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

Master of Education (M.Ed.)1 (O)
Administration/Supervision (O)
Program Specialist: Math (O)
Program Specialist: Reading (O)
School Counseling (O)
Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Education (O)
Teaching and Learning: Educational Law2 (O)
Teaching and Learning: Educational Technology and Online Instruction (O)
Teaching and Learning: Elementary Education (O)
Teaching and Learning: English (O)
Teaching and Learning: General Education (O)
Teaching and Learning: Gifted Education (O)
Teaching and Learning: Middle Grades (O)
Teaching and Learning: Special Education (O)

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

Helms School of Government/School of Law

Master of Arts in Public Policy (M.A.P.P.) (O)

School of Health Sciences

Master of Arts in Human Services (M.A.)1 (O, R)
Business (O, R)
Children, Families, and the Law2 (O, R)
Christian Ministries (O, R)
Communication Studies (O, R)
Criminal Justice (O, R)
Executive Leadership (O, R)
Health and Wellness (O, R)
Marriage and Family (O, R)
Organizational Studies (O, R)

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

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (M.A.) (48 hr or 60 hr)1 (O, R)

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

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

School of Music

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

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

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (M.A.C.M.)3 (O, R)

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

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

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

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

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) (45 hrs) (O)
Law Studies2 (O)
Worship Studies (O)

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) (60 hrs) (O, R)
Marketplace Chaplaincy (O, R)
Pastoral Counseling (O, R)
Pastoral Ministry (O, R)

Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) (60 hrs) (O)

1 These 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


Course Prefixes

ACCT Accounting HIUS United States History
APOL Apologetics HIWD World History
BIOL Biology HLTH Health
BMAL Business Management and Leadership HOMI Homiletics
BUSI Business HSER Human Services
CHHI Church History LAW Law
CHPL Chaplaincy Ministry MATH Mathematics
CJUS Criminal Justice NBST New Testament Biblical Studies
CLED Christian Leadership NGRK New Testament Greek
CMIN Children's Ministry NURS Nursing
COMS Communication Studies PADM Public Administration
COUC Counseling (Ph.D. students only) PPOG Public Policy - Government
COUN Counseling PPOL Public Policy - Law
DISS Dissertation OBST Old Testament Biblical Studies
DMIN Doctor of Ministry OTCL Old Testament Cognate Languages
DSMN Discipleship Ministries PACO Pastoral Counseling
EDUC Education PHIL Philosophy
ENGL English PLED Pastoral Leadership
ETHM Ethnomusicology RTCH Research Methods and Teaching
EVAN Evangelism SMGT Sports Management
GLST Global Studies THEK Theological English for Korean Students
GOVT Government THEO Theology
GRST Graduate Studies WMUS Worship Music
HIEU European History WRSP Worship Studies
HIST General History YOUT Youth Ministries 

 



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