School of Behavioral Sciences – Doctoral EdD Programs Conduct Research in Behavioral Sciences

Why Choose Liberty University’s School of Behavioral Sciences for Your Doctor of Education (EdD)?

Christian counselors bring a balanced approach to biblically-based counseling practice and spiritual growth mentorship to help people heal and grow through difficult times. In order to build a healthy, productive, and Christ-centered counseling ministry, you need leadership and advanced counseling practice skills beyond the master’s level. If you need advanced studies in psychology and counseling practice to further your counseling ministry, Liberty’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community Care and Counseling will give you the training you need!

While the EdD in Community Care and Counseling is available 100% online, our week-long, optional, on-campus intensives offer a face-to-face learning environment that can provide you with professional networks and enrich your experience while pursuing your community care counseling 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 dissertation.

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 help hurting people. Partner with Liberty by applying today and becoming a part of this mission.

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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

Available Doctor of Education Behavioral Science Degrees

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Value of a Degree

At Liberty, you can strengthen your counseling and research skills and accomplish something remarkable. Earning a degree isn’t just something you do – it can be an invaluable experience. Take a look at some other reasons why earning an online postgraduate degree is worth it.

Return On Investment In Your Education

Return on Investment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides valuable information on how a degree can impact salary prospectsLearn more!*

Potential Employment Opportunities With A Liberty University Degree

Employment Opportunities

Explore job outlook statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the following careers: postsecondary teachers.**

Professional Connection Opportunities Through Liberty University

Professional Connections

Mastering concepts and gaining advanced knowledge shouldn’t be the only benefits of a doctor of education degree. Our world-class online learning environment is designed to facilitate collaboration and networking.

Frequently Asked Questions


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 – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 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)