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Some of the most successful programs to help people overcome problems combine the science of psychology with biblical truths. This is because the Bible and theology help unlock the mysteries of human psychology and spirituality. Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Psychology – Theology provides a specialized course of study that can help you gain the research skills necessary to understand, use, and produce research in human behavior to solve real-world problems.

Liberty’s online psychology and theology degree provides rigorous research training that can prepare you for a career helping others in church and ministry settings or teaching and conducting research at colleges and universities. Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Psychology is ideal for students who want to bring new knowledge of human behavior to the field and help find new ways to address wide-reaching social issues from a biblical worldview.

We believe that this degree can help you fulfill your calling in the field of research psychology while gaining the advantage of our integrated approach to research. This specialized training can equip you to go into the world as a Champion for Christ and tackle a variety of psychological and social problems.

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  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty’s Ph.D. in Psychology – Theology is designed with an online format that emphasizes flexibility. Completing your course content online allows you to take your classes from home without traveling to campus. However, this program still provides a community of psychology professionals and the option to take intensive courses to allow you to connect in person. In addition to saving you time, the online format allows you to save money on travel and tuition costs.

Earning a Ph.D. in Psychology online with Liberty means that you can be trained to engage with research and psychological practice critically and biblically. We listened to our students who asked us to design a degree that focused on the integration of faith and psychological science.

Throughout this program, Liberty integrates a biblical worldview foundation. Furthermore, the School of Behavioral Sciences and John W. Rawlings School of Divinity have partnered to provide you with a truly unique educational opportunity. Our caring faculty are devoted to training you personally, spiritually, and academically.

Liberty’s online Ph.D. in Psychology – Theology is designed to build on your previous study and experience in human psychology while integrating theological research. As a research degree, the purpose of this program is to produce scholars who are equipped to evaluate and produce research. The theology area of study focuses on integrating different research and theological methods to produce original works and thought regarding psychological phenomena.

Through this program, you can:

  • Study how an appreciation of biblical values enhances psychological practice by putting human value at the forefront of technique and theory.
  • Develop a well-grounded critical approach to psychological research and theory while integrating a biblical worldview into approaches to current issues in psychology.
  • Explore the relationship between Christian theology and psychological science.
  • Master psychological research and writing techniques that may help establish your work in the study of human behavior.
  • Complete dissertation research through your program with mentorship from your professors.

This program is 100% online, but we also offer the option of taking some courses in a face-to-face intensive format if you desire. This can provide the opportunity to network with other students and make a more personal connection with your professors.

One of the unique aspects of this program is that you will be taught by professors in the School of Behavioral Sciences and John W. Rawlings School of Divinity.

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