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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Our online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community Care and Counseling can help you refine your approach to research, educational methods, diagnosing, treatment, counseling techniques, and scholarly writing while allowing you to maintain your personal and professional life. Our doctoral counseling degree is offered 100% online, giving you the flexibility you need to earn a degree and remain involved with your career, family, and other commitments.

Our Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling online degree offers specializations in traumatology, pastoral care and counseling, and marriage and family. Each area of study has 5 unique courses that provide advanced training in the issues, best practices, and opportunities for improvement in areas of community care.

Please note: This EdD degree is not designed to meet state counseling licensure requirements. If you are interested in a state counseling license, please see our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, or Master of Education in School Counseling.

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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

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), so you can trust that your program can help equip you for your future career in Christian ministry, counseling, or social work. The Department of Community Care and Counseling created this Ed.D. degree to help you get ahead of emerging trends in community care and counseling and develop fresh insight into the field of Christian ministry, counseling partnerships, and treatments.

Liberty’s online Ed.D. in Community Care and Counseling allows you to evaluate how you can make a greater difference in your community. With an emphasis on research-based instruction and preparation for a broader set of practical counseling techniques, Liberty’s online counseling degree affords you the opportunity to study online or engage in one of our two optional on-campus intensive courses (EDCO 735 and EDCO 745). By choosing to complete an intensive course, you can take advantage of a face-to-face learning environment that can help provide you with professional networks and greatly strengthen your community care counseling degree experience.

We want you to be equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of a career in Christian ministry or counseling. So we have designed 3 unique areas of study that focus on research-based practice to provide you with the training you need and want. You can choose from traumatology, pastoral care and counseling, or marriage and family counseling.

No matter how long you have been in the helping professions or Christian ministry, the ability to research objectively can make all the difference with emerging trends and the changing counseling climate. This is why we have made research a key aspect of your doctorate in community care and counseling. You will find that the information and experience you gain from this program can help you to move forward in your profession and change lives through education.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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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

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.