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EdD Comm Care Coun. Online Degree Program
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
May 13, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Take Part in Changing Lives with Liberty University’s Online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community Care and Counseling

Our online Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD) will help you refine your approach to research, educational methods, diagnose, treatment, counseling techniques, optional clinical experience, and scholarly writing while maintaining your personal and professional life. Our online EdD in Community Care and Counseling is 100% online and is flexible with your lifestyle in the helping professions or ministry.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online EdD in Community Care and Counseling?

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can trust that our programs are credible and valuable to your future career in Christian ministry, counseling, or social work. The Department of Community Care and Counseling created this EdD degree so you could get ahead of emerging trends in community care and counseling. This allows you to have fresh insight into your field of Christian ministry, counseling partnerships, and treatments. You can complete this EdD program in just three to four years, and since our Community Care courses are offered 100% online, you can earn your degree while not having to step away from your personal and ministry responsibilities.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online EdD in Community Care and Counseling?

We want you to be equipped to face the challenges of a challenging and rewarding career in Christian ministry or counseling, so we have designed each of the specializations in Traumatology, Pastoral Care, and Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling to focus the core courses on research-based practice. As a professional in the field of counseling or Christian ministry, you understand how vital research is to be successful in your field. No matter how long you have been in the helping professions or Christian ministry, the developed skill-set to research well and objectively can make all the difference with emerging trends and the changing counseling climate. Keeping your research up to date is crucial to your clients or congregations.

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Online EdD in Community Care and Counseling Program Highlights

  • By earning your EdD in Community Care and Counseling degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five out of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • Translate your deep passion and experience in Christian ministry, social work, marriage and family counseling, or professional counseling to greater fulfillment and advancement of your career while changing lives in a broader scope within your community.
  • Build your resume with high quality education and an in-depth look at each aspect of Traumatology, Pastoral Care, and Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling.
  • With a required Dissertation, this program gives you an opportunity to research practice areas you are passionate about and put together a written work that will exemplify your contribution to the field of counseling.

Potential Career Options with an EdD in Community Care and Counseling

  • Social Worker
  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Trauma Counselor
  • Church Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Counselor

EdD Community Care and Counseling Program Military Benefits

Please note: This program will no longer be eligible for the military discount starting Fall 2019.

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. 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 students (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

EdD Community Care and Counseling Degree Information and Requirements

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Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling Admission Requirements

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree* with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee**
  • Official college transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency

*Students without a master’s degree in counseling, human services, or a related area may require additional graduate prerequisite courses.

**There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

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