Doctor of Worship Studies – Pastoral Counseling
Pursue Doctoral Studies in Worship and Pastoral Counseling that Equip You for More
Whether you are already serving in a ministry position or are looking to advance to a teaching role at the university level, our online Doctor of Worship Studies degree can help you achieve your personal, professional, and ministry-related goals.
Liberty’s online Doctor of Worship Studies in Pastoral Counseling degree emphasizes the practical application of worship studies and Godly counseling to your ministry. Our courses provide the training you need to meet the unique demands of the 21st-century church and community. Throughout this degree, you will advance your knowledge of theology, philosophy, and leadership, as well as explore counseling techniques to integrate into your ministry.
We want to equip worship leaders and counselors to meet the spiritual needs of congregations. If you have a passion for worship, pastoring, counseling, and leadership, we have the doctorate degree you need to be an unshakeable asset to the faith-based community.
What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Worship Studies – Pastoral Counseling Degree?
Our core worship studies courses provide advanced training in worship theology and the integration of foundational philosophies and methodologies, which is central to biblical worship for your ministry. By choosing to pursue the pastoral counseling focus, you will be equipping yourself for various new or advanced ministry opportunities.
Our courses focus on:
- The concerns and issues often brought up in individual, family, premarital, and marital counseling
- Foundational principles of human psychology that will teach you how people think and change
- Essential counseling practice methods and intervention techniques
- Biblical and theological concepts and topics that will ground your ministry in the Word of God
By developing the tools and techniques you need to handle situations within your ministry team, you will be a valuable asset and counselor.
Career Opportunities for Doctor of Worship Studies in Pastoral Counseling Graduates
- Head worship pastor
- Music and worship instructor
- Professor of worship studies
- Worship coach or analyst
- Worship counselor and advisor
- Worship theologian
Highlights of Our Online Doctor of Worship Studies in Pastoral Counseling
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 among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online worship studies doctoral degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 7 years – and counting.
- You can complete our online Doctor of Worship Studies degree in as little as 2.5 years.
- You will complete an integrated thesis project that will demonstrate your expertise and ability to apply advanced worship theology and Christian scholarship to practical worship ministry problems.
Military Tuition Discount
Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Here’s how:
- If you’re earning or have earned a master’s degree through Liberty, you automatically qualify for the low price (when you begin within 2 years of your master’s completion).
- If you haven’t earned a graduate degree through Liberty, our Executive Certificate program allows you to pay only $300/credit hour for a postgraduate certificate that can stand alone or potentially count as the first 21 hours of a related doctoral degree. Then pay just $300/credit hour for your doctorate. Learn more!
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Oct 24, 2022
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
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?
- 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 among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.
Why Choose Liberty University?
Enjoy Flexible Courses
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!
* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
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 online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.
An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits
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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 7 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.
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.
Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!
Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.