Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

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Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

What You Will Learn

Mentor Students with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

People often need help to face mental, physical, and spiritual battles. A counselor has a life-long impact on clients they assist and support through personal growth and crises, and these counselors need to be prepared by skilled and experienced teachers. Through Liberty University’s online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, you will gain the skills needed to make a lasting difference in the lives of others by advancing your own practice and raising up a new generation of counselors to make an impact for Christ.

Counselors face a different situation with every client, making it essential to have expertise in a broad range of techniques. Through our Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, you will learn to develop the critical thinking, leadership, and clinical skills needed to impart knowledge and training to other counselors so they will be prepared for their careers. As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, Liberty combines academic excellence with a biblical worldview.

Our online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision degree is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), so you can be confident that this biblically-based counseling degree meets rigorous standards and will be respected in the industry.

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If you want to invest in counseling students and be a leader in your counseling practice, Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision will give you the skills and expertise you need.

Students must obtain Counseling licensure or a minimum of at least 1 year of clinical experience in the counseling field. This is preferred at admission but can be obtained prior to graduation but is not included in the program curriculum.

What Will You Learn in the Ph.D. in Counseling Online Degree?

  • Advanced human growth and development topics that will give you insights into counseling practice that you can pass on to your students
  • In-depth counseling theories that are on the cutting edge of foundational mental health research
  • Qualitative research techniques
  • Teaching and leadership techniques that will help you mentor counselors and mental health professionals in your practice

Our CACREP-accredited Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision will equip you with the leadership and clinical capabilities needed to make an impact in your practice. Your online counseling degree classes will cover a range of techniques and treatment plans that are essential for a comprehensive approach to treatment and mental health support. You will gain advanced, evidence-based counseling training with real-world experience in teaching and leadership under the mentorship of counseling professionals. Through Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, you will equip counselors to help individuals handle the mental, physical, and spiritual battles they are facing.

Potential Career Opportunities with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

  • Administrator
  • Advanced clinician
  • Consultant
  • Faculty member
  • Program director, manager, or developer
  • Researcher
  • Supervisor

Highlights of Liberty University’s Online Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online counselor education and supervision degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • You can complete our doctorate degree in as little as 3.5 years with the integrated dissertation.

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      Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

      Next Start Date

      Aug 19, 2024



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      Experience That Matters to You

      As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

      At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

      And what’s that?

      • Affordability
      • Accessibility
      • Academic Quality

      These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.


      Ranked in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

      Why Choose Liberty University?

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      Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

      * Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

      Maximize Your Time

      Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

      Grow in Your Faith

      All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

      Access Academic Support

      Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our Jerry Falwell Library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

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      Why We’re Nonprofit

      As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

      While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

      For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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      Financial Aid

      Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

      Corporate Tuition Assistance

      Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

      Tuition Discounts

      Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

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