Executive Certificate in History Expand your History Knowledge


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you want to dig deeper into history scholarship but are not ready to start a PhD program? Liberty University’s 100% online Executive Certificate in History allows you to study history at the doctoral level while giving you the opportunity to complete a PhD later.

Our executive certificate programs are designed to align with Liberty’s PhD programs. This format allows you to transfer the 21 credit hours from the Executive Certificate in History into the PhD in History. You can build on your graduate studies in history, gain a new area of study, or even work toward requirements for teaching licensure.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University’s online Executive Certificate in History is the best path forward if you want to engage in doctoral-level studies in history but are not prepared to pursue a full PhD program. With 21 credit hours in advanced history studies, you will build on your master’s-level academic studies and earn a certificate credential that can open new doors for your career. With the ability to earn your executive certificate in as little as 4 semesters, you can transfer credits into our PhD in History and be well on your way to earning your PhD within a 3-year total time frame.

At Liberty, our mission is Training Champions for Christ. That means each of your professors will provide a balanced approach to historical context – rooted in a biblical worldview. Your professors are professionals who have doctoral degrees in history or a related field and have experience engaging in sound scholarship.

Each course in our Executive Certificate in History is 100% online, 8-weeks in length, with no set login times. This flexibility allows you to pursue your certificate while maintaining your commitments to your family, career, and community.

When you pursue our Executive Certificate in History, you’ll learn historical concepts and how to educate others from an ethical and historically sound perspective. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:

  • Apply a Christian worldview to the study of history
  • Apply historical methodology to professional settings
  • Conduct original research that is based on current knowledge in the field
  • Evaluate historiographic positions, like scholarly literature and interpretations, at the doctoral level

The skills you gain in historical analysis and methodology can help you in your current role at your organization or prepare you for positions of elevated responsibility. Another benefit of Liberty’s Executive Certificates is that you can seamlessly transfer into one of our corresponding PhD programs. You will be able to transfer all 21 credits into our PhD in History program. Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals with an Executive Certificate from Liberty University.

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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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Executive Certificate $300/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for Executive Certificate courses
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)