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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 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.

Specializations include:

  • Developmental
  • General
  • Industrial/Organizational
  • Social Psychology
Executive Certificate in Psychology

This 100% online postgraduate certificate is designed to provide you with a standalone credential in psychology or the first 21 credits towards your Ph.D. in Psychology. Gain the training you need to advance in your career while preparing for a doctorate.


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:

  • Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online doctoral degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.

  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 5 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 Doctoral Degrees 

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 discount – $275 per credit hour for graduate Ed.D. courses
  • Executive Certificate tuition discount – $300 per credit hour
  • Pursuing one of our Ph.D. programs? Find out how you can earn a Ph.D. for only $300 per credit hour!
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per Ed.D. course*)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

*First Responder Discount cannot be combined with Liberty’s military discount for Ph.D. programs.