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EdD Community Care Counseling Online Degree in Traumatology
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Online with Optional Intensives
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Help Communities Rebuild with the EdD in Community Care and Counseling – Traumatology

Liberty University’s 100% online EdD in Community Care and Counseling equips students with the tools and knowledge needed to provide professional counseling services in a ministry or secular setting. The Traumatology area of study is a crisis response as well as trauma therapy degree track that prepares students to serve individuals and communities to recover from abuse, natural disasters, and personal crises.

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Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Traumatology Program?

Liberty University is dedicated to providing students in this crisis counseling and trauma therapy online program with the ethical, evidence-based, and biblically grounded skills and knowledge needed to minister to today’s increasingly complex and diverse society. Delivered through Liberty University’s online learning environment, students in our online doctoral degrees will receive a quality education with optional on-campus intensives, which provide hands-on instruction and practice.

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What Will You Learn in Our Traumatology Program?

The core of the online EdD in Community Care and Counseling provides robust research foundation with statistical and research design content, as well as careful preparation for the integrated dissertation project. Students in the online EdD in Community Care and Counseling will receive a foundation in advanced counseling topics such as Applied Counseling Theories, Advanced Tests and Measurements, and Teaching and Learning techniques. This diverse set of skills allows students to apply advanced counseling theories and techniques to real-world human services problems.

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Degree Info
Military Benefits
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of the Traumatology Area of Study

  • By earning your EdD in Community Care and Counseling from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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.
  • You will receive hands-on training with experienced counseling professionals through the EdD in Community Care and Counseling degree’s optional on-campus intensives.
  • You will gain a diverse set of practical counseling skills that will equip you for serving in disaster relief, trauma therapy, and crisis counseling for victims of abuse and tragedy in your community.
  • By completing an integrated dissertation project, you will demonstrate your expertise and ability to apply advanced counseling theories to real-world problems.

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You may also be interested in the Pastoral Care and Counseling area of study or the Marriage and Family Counseling area of study.

EdD in Community Care and Counseling Degree Information and Requirements

View the EdD in Community Care and Counseling Handbook for more information on the Dissertation Process and other aspects of this online trauma therapy and crisis response degree.

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Military Benefits

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 (per credit hour)

Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).

Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with a Degree in Traumatology

Graduates of the online EdD in Community Care and Counseling will have a marketable doctorate degree that may provide opportunities to publish academic research and pursue college-level teaching, as well as pursue an advanced counselor role. The practical skills and knowledge in Liberty University’s online Traumatology area of study will equip students to serve in trauma therapy and crisis counseling roles assisting in disaster relief efforts by non-profit organizations and governments, as well as counseling for individuals and families suffering from abuse or tragedy. Please note that many clinical counseling roles will require individual state licensure.

Church Counselor

Trauma Therapist

Outpatient Care Therapist

Social Worker


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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