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Why Choose Liberty University’s School of Behavioral Sciences for Your Doctoral Degree?

Are you currently working in the counseling field with a desire to enhance your ability to help people heal and grow through times of struggle? If you need advanced studies in psychology and counseling practice to further your counseling ministry, help you start your own practice, or help counselors prepare for the field, Liberty’s online doctorates in counseling will give you the training you need!

Liberty’s School of Behavioral Sciences offers online doctoral degrees that blend engaging online content with hands-on training to give you a balance of theory with practice. With our week-long on-campus intensives, you can meet your professors and network with fellow professionals from the world of counseling.

School of Behavioral Sciences Doctoral Degree Programs

Community Care and Counseling (Ed.D.)

Liberty’s 100% online, 57 credit hour Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community Care and Counseling is a ministry focused degree program that offers specializations in

  • Marriage and family
  • Pastoral care and counseling
  • Traumatology
Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)

Liberty’s intensive-based, CACREP accredited Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision focuses on developing advanced teaching and counseling skills for licensed clinical counselors. Prepare to be a leader in hospitals, government agencies, higher education, nonprofit organizations, rehabilitation centers, and more.

Psychology (Ph.D.)

Liberty’s 100% online, 60 credit hour Ph.D. in Psychology is designed to help you become a researcher and psychologist who demonstrates ethics and academic excellence while integrating biblical values into your practice.

  • Developmental
  • General
  • Industrial / Organizational
  • Social Psychology

Make a Real and Lasting Difference with Your Doctoral Degree

As you complete advanced research and learn new, practical counseling methods, you can take advantage of Liberty’s full-time research assistants and vast online and on-campus resources to write your integrated final project. With your online study and research mentorship, you can complete your online program and dissertation in as little as 3 years!

As a Christian university, Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and we fulfill our mission by equipping counseling professionals to model Christ-like compassion and better help hurting people. Apply today and become a part of Liberty’s mission!


What Are the Benefits of an Online Doctoral Degree from Liberty University?

Our online doctoral degree programs offer students the following benefits:

  • Earning your degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility sets you apart from others.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Most of our doctoral programs are available in an 8-week course format, with 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times!

Military Benefits for Specific Doctoral Degrees 

At this time, these benefits only apply to the School of Behavioral Science’s Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling degree programs.

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)