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Doctoral Degrees Liberty University Online

Online Doctorate and Postgraduate Degree Programs by School:

Arts and Sciences


Behavioral Sciences

Community Care, Counselor Education, and Psychology


Business Administration and Strategic Leadership

Com. and Digital Content



Christian Leadership, Theology, Ministry, and Apologetics


Administration, Criminal Justice and Public Policy




Postgraduate and Doctoral Education Studies

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What are the Benefits of Pursuing an Online PhD or other Doctorate Degree?

Our online doctorate degrees offer students these and other excellent benefits:

  • By earning your doctorate degree 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.

  • 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 nonprofit university.

  • Generous transfer credit policies.
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Our Online Doctoral Programs and Your Career

A doctoral degree is a terminal degree — the highest level of education for a particular area of study. Completing a degree through one of our online doctoral programs will give you a level of discipline and specialized knowledge that will not only equip you for a leadership position in fields like education, counseling, business, and ministry but will also make you a very attractive hire to many employers.

In highly competitive fields, certain positions go exclusively to applicants with doctoral degrees. As more and more employers are looking for candidates with terminal degrees to place in their top positions, the demand for quality, flexible education is growing. You no longer have to choose between becoming one of those candidates and maintaining your current work-life balance — you can enter one of our doctoral programs without leaving home. Liberty’s online doctoral programs allow you to further your career without pausing it to do so.

Why Choose Liberty University for Your Online Doctoral Degree Program? 

You believe in leadership excellence. So do we. That’s why at Liberty University, we’ll help you become an essential contributor to your field and the kind of leader who inspires others. With an online doctorate degree from Liberty University, you’ll be primed to impact your profession as a thought leader, industry leader, or recognized expert.

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What Will You Learn in Our Online Doctorate Degree Programs?

With an online doctorate degree from Liberty University, you’ll learn how to understand big problems and solve them. Every postgraduate and doctoral program — whether in business, counseling, education, nursing, divinity, or another field — is designed to strengthen your skills in research, data analysis, writing, and the application of theory to real-world scenarios. Although Liberty is one of the most affordable online colleges, it’s also one of the most reputable, and it holds to rigorous academic standards. You’ll work hard for your doctorate degree — and be glad that you did.

Top Rated and Accredited Online Doctorate Degrees

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Our faculty members are well-respected leaders in their fields and use their expertise to further yours through research, examination, and application of your knowledge. Whether you pursue an online Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., D.Min., or any of our other doctorate degree programs, you’ll graduate prepared to become a leader of distinction.