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Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling - Pastoral Counseling

Liberty University



The online Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling - Pastoral Counseling degree program from Liberty University has been created to guide students in develop the broad knowledge that is needed for providing quality pastoral care and counseling, equipping individuals for work in either private or public practice, and providing students with the necessary qualification that are needed to teach at the university level.

Through the use of specialized counseling courses, students will develop the solid platform of knowledge in biblical principles that is needed for effectively working as a professional counselor.

Ideal for those individuals who have a master's degree in the field of counseling or a seminary degree, this online PhD in Pastoral Counseling will expand a students professional standing in the community through intensives, internships and a flexible practicum that provides experience in the academic teaching field and prepares its students for working in their particular area of interest.

Topics that are covered in this online PhD in Counseling - Pastoral Counseling, includes:

  • Philosophy & Religion of the Helping Professions
  • Applied Counseling Theories
  • Advanced Research Design
  • Intermediate Statistics & Quantitative Research
  • Theology & Counseling
  • Advanced Group Counseling
  • Family Development
  • Counseling Religious Clients
  • Spirituality & Identity

As the world's largest evangelical university, Liberty University incorporates core Christian values into all of their degree offerings in order to provide all students a thorough academic and spiritually enriching program of study.

Accreditation Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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