Community Care & Counseling (Ed.D.) - Marriage & Family Counseling

Community Care & Counseling (Ed.D.) - Marriage & Family Counseling

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
EDCO 705Issues and Trends in Community Counseling3
EDCO 711Advanced Group Counseling 13
EDCO 715Applied Counseling Theories3
EDCO 725Teaching and Learning3
EDCO 735Statistics 1,23
EDCO 740Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictive Behaviors3
EDCO 745Intermediate Statistics and Research 13
EDCO 747Qualitative Methods of Research3
EDCO 790Crisis & Trauma Counseling 33
Total Hours27
Marriage & Family Counseling Cognate
EDCO 806Premarital and Remarriage Counseling3
EDCO 811Marriage Counseling3
EDCO 815Family Development3
EDCO 817Trauma and Current Issues in Marital Counseling3
EDCO 820Assessment in Marital & Family Counseling3
Total Hours15
Dissertation Courses 1
EDCO 716Dissertation Topic 21
EDCO 770Dissertation Formation 21
EDCO 900Dissertation Design 2,33
EDCO 988Dissertation Proposal and Research 2,45
EDCO 989Dissertation Completion 2,45
EDCO 990Dissertation Defense 2,40
Total Hours15

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 57 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of Dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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