Liberty University Online

Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Pastoral Counseling


1971 University Blvd.

Lynchburg, VA 24502

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education: Community Care & Counseling: Pastoral Counseling

Format: Online

Program Description:

Improve your career, impact the lives of others, and influence your capacity for shaping the future of Christian counseling by earning your Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling degree through Liberty University Online. Gain advanced training in the field of pastoral care and counseling for work in either private or public practice, as well as providing the necessary qualification to teach at the university level. This degree is comprised of specialized courses founded on biblical principles that supply the values, knowledge, and skills needed for effective work as a professional counselor, and is well-suited for individuals with either a master’s degree in the field of counseling or a seminary degree who seek to expand their professional standing in the community. This program offers experience through internships in the academic teaching field, as well as a flexible practicum to allow you to pursue work in your particular area of interest.

Potential Career Options: Church Administrator, Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Pastor, University Professor, University Administrator


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

Must have an accredited Bachelor's degree

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Available to many students and parents, loans are an option for funding one's education.

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