School Of Behavioral Sciences Doct EdD Programs Online Degree Program

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

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

While the Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling is available 100% online, our week-long optional on-campus intensives and internship provide hands-on training to give you a balance of theory with practice. 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. With your online study and research mentorship, you can complete your online program with the integrated dissertation in as little as three 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!


Make a Lasting Difference with Your Doctoral Degree

Our Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling has three areas of specialization to help you make real, positive, and lasting changes in peoples’ lives:

  • Marriage and Family CounselingPrepare to use specialized assessment tools and methods to help married couples to develop better relationships and to build stronger families.
  • Pastoral Care & CounselingYou will study advanced biblical counseling techniques in individual and family Issues, pre-marital and marital issues, and explore contemporary crises and current issues in counseling.
  • TraumatologyYou will be immersed in specialized trauma therapy and crisis response topics that extend from recognizing signs of child abuse to helping communities to recover from disasters.

You can apply online today or contact an Admissions Counselor at (800) 434-9595!


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

Our online doctoral degree programs offer students great benefits:

  • Earning your degree or certificate 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 four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set log-in times!